At Bright Futures Academy, we strive to provide our students with a healthy, educational lunch period that teaches socialization skills, nutrition, manners in a calm, safe and relaxing environment.
We realize that lunch can be a stressful time for some children. Cultural food differences, finding friends to sit with, friends asking to share food, and not having a complete lunch are just a few of the challenges that students face in a large cafeteria setting.
To help address these issues, BFA has implemented the Mindful Meals Program, designed to give students a positive lunch experience.
Students eat in their classrooms.
Teachers and staff eat together with students in a small setting.
Students are provided a full 55 minute lunch period.
If all students have completed lunch, a portion of the lunch period may be provided for recess.
Teachers use the lunch period to teach students manners and nutrition.
Students are encouraged to engage in conversation through the use of table talk starters.
Teachers assign seats to eliminate rejection and bullying.