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School Lunches

Food service at CDS is an optional service that is paid for separately from other school fees. Parents are free to send meals from home or to take advantage of the school cafeteria services.

The school’s nutrition policy is aligned with Costa Rican MEP rules regarding the limitation of trans-fats and added sugar in drinks. In addition, we strive to provide a variety of balanced options on a daily basis, including two hot lunch options for all students and staff.

The cafeteria uses the following plate sizes and guidelines in designing the menu:

Portion sizes are defined in order to provide a healthy adult-size and healthy child-size plate. The adult-size plate is recommended for children ages 12 and above, as well as adults. The child size plate is recommended for all others, although some children below age 12 may find they will prefer an adult-size plate.

Each day, we offer two main protein dish options to choose from, two carbohydrate sides, and a vegetable or legume side to choose from. In addition, each plate comes with the salad of the day and one of two natural juice choices of the day. 

Students can choose from:

  • One main course selection
  • One carbohydrates  selection
  • One daily Chef salad selection 
  • Either vegetable or legumes to choose from
  • Two natural juice selections
Information about Cafeteria Service (Nutrislice)

Our school cafeteria service works with a debit account where you order your child (ren)'s lunch and it gets debited from the money you deposit through our school's bank accounts, Sinpe Móvil 8686-7912, and Credit Card (link). Remember to put on your deposit subject: Family and child (ren)'s name and that the payment is for our cafeteria service.

For families who wish to purchase snacks and lunch from the school cafeteria, please review the following document which contains important information about how to place orders.  

Brief summary:

First, you will create your children’s accounts one by one. Please fill out the blanks with the requested information.
First name: Your child’s first name
Last name: Your child’s last name
Family ID: The family ID is a code used for accounting purposes. Please request your code ID to the Business Office through this  email address cds_businessoffice@cds.ed.cr
School’s email address: Your child’s CDS email address (firstname_lastname@cds.ed.cr)
Grade / Homeroom: Your child’s grade and section or homeroom.

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