Since 2003, the Montessori preschool Tellus has its own kitchen with our own chef who cooks all the food for the children and staff. All food is prepared from scratch to ensure the quality of the food to be the best. Our chef cooks traditional Swedish food and also mix influences from all over the world. It is important that the food is good and nutritious as well as tempting to look at. We use only Swedish meat and largely organic vegetables. One day a week we have a green day, for our environment’s sake.
All children are offered a healthy lunch and snacks every day.
Special food is cooked for the children who need it. The food served to children with food allergies is mostly very similar to the food served to the other children.
Our vision is that all children at Tellus should learn to enjoy eating. The meals at Tellus should give all children, regardless of background, the opportunity for good eating habits. This is also an important part of our cook's work to create healthy habits.
Good food gives the children energy to develop, play and learn. In addition, there are several ways to use food and meals in the pedagogical work at Tellus.
Our meals at Tellus are covered by the preschool's governing documents such as school law and curriculum (läroplan).
Our cook works a lot to develop all the senses through food. She serves the food beautifully in the children's small bowls. We also encourage children, as early as possible, to put their food on the plate and eat themselves as this strengthens their confidence in their own ability. Children can also participate and help when an opportunity is given, for example, to scale carrots, share their fruit, etc.
Traditional Christmas, Easter and Midsummer lunches are served each year. The whole preschool enjoys these lunches together at a nicely set long table which the children have decorated.
For birthdays, every child gets to wish for his or her favourite lunch which is served on the day, or close to the day.