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Elementary students getting lunch in Hauser Hall

Our Dining Service

At St. Mark's, we believe strongly in providing wholesome nutritious meals and offering nutrition education programs for the our community. 

Lunch is available each full day that school is in session. Regional and theme menus featuring homemade entrées and choices of side dishes will be served with each day presenting foods that follow the guidelines of a balanced program established for our students.

The serving area will also provide a Fresh Specialty Bar which could include a salad bar, deli station, dessert and fruit station, and a beverage station.

Dining Frequently Asked Questions

What if my child has allergies or follows a certain diet?

We have several students with special dietary needs, including food allergies or sensitivities, who enjoy lunch at St. Mark's every day. We work with the child and family to prepare plates that meet their dietary needs. Additionally, Flik employs a regional dietitian who works with Chef Sergio to ensure plates are healthy for all children and appropriate for those with specific needs. Every day, we serve vegetarian, dairy, and gluten free options on the menu.

What if My Child is a Picky Eater?

As part of our desire to educate the whole child, we’d like to introduce our students to other tastes and help them make wise choices. If you are concerned about the offerings, feel free to pack your child some of their favorites, or speak with Chef Sergio to see if some of the items can be added to the menu.

What if I have Health Concerns for my Child?

If you feel that having your child eat on the dining plan is detrimental to his/her health, please have your child’s pediatrician send a letter to Eve Grubb outlining his/her special needs. If we don’t feel confident that we can meet those needs, we will opt out of dining services for your child.

Our Food Philosophy

Educating the whole child at St. Mark’s includes preparing our students for learning and establishing healthy habits. A healthy lifestyle combines exercise, rest and recreation, and a balanced diet to keep the mind and body strong and capable of achieving the goals each student has for today and tomorrow.

At St. Mark’s, we recognize that eating habits, healthy or otherwise, are established in childhood; therefore, learning about nutrition is an important part of the curriculum for a child. Growing a child’s interest in food selections is a marathon, not a sprint, and we partner with our parents to nurture these habits in our students. We believe food that enhances learning contains an appropriate balance of protein, carbohydrates, and fat, limits sodium and processed sugars, contains fruit and vegetables, and moderates portion size relative to the person consuming the food.

Meet Sergio Diaz, Our Flik Manager

Sergio Diaz is the Manager of Flik Dining at St. Mark’s. Having attended culinary school, Sergio enjoys cooking at work as well as for his family. When not cooking he enjoys football, soccer, and fishing.