Lunch Program

Lake Forest Country Day School and HandCut Foods provides each student with a healthy, well-balanced lunch made fresh each day in the School’s kitchen.

What's on the menu?

Through HandCut Foods, LFCDS offers a hot lunch served family style. Daily menus are balanced and kid-friendly updates of traditional favorites along with healthy new items designed to entice children to try something new. In addition, LFCDS offers a fresh salad bar with vegetables, toppings, and organic dressings, a sandwich bar, and a different soup each day to warm students’ bellies when the weather turns cooler.

What's in the food?

LFCDS and HandCut Foods believe that local, sustainable, whole ingredients are better tasting, better for you, and better for the environment. HCF considers the nutritional value and ecological footprint when selecting food sources from local Midwestern farms. We use produce that is naturally grown; meat that is from humanely raised animals; and dry goods that are responsibly grown, milled, and processed.

Is the lunchroom nut free?

Yes. All lunches and snacks are nut free. HandCut Foods is committed to maintaining the LFCDS kitchen as a nut-free environment.

What if my child has allergies?

LFCDS and HandCut Foods provide individualized meals for children with specific allergies. There are gluten-free options available at each lunch, and 99 percent of the hot lunch offerings are egg free. A vegetarian option is available each day.
A co-educational independent private school for students age 2 through Grade 8.
Graduating students of strong character with a passion for learning since 1888.

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Lake Forest Country Day School

145 South Green Bay Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045

P: 847-234-2350
F: 847-234-2352