The Willows School’s New (Very) Healthy Hot Lunch Program

A few months ago, my kids school, The Willows, switched to a new, healthier hot lunch program. I have to say, not only do the kids LOVE it, but it really does offer healthy hot lunch options that my kids select again and again. For example:

  • Potsticker Dumplings with sugar snap peas and organic brownie
  • Spiral Pasta with Marinara Sauce, organic carrot and celery sticks and caesar dip
  • Bowl of turkey chili with organic beans, sides of cheese and steamed broccoli and organic apple sauce
Deliciously edible.
Thanks to Bonne Bouffe Catering.
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Christina Simon: Los Angeles, California, United States I'm the mom of two kids who attended The Willows School in Culver City and Viewpoint School in Calabasas. My daughter is a graduate of Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism ('23) and my son is a sophomore at UPenn/Wharton ('26). I live in Coldwater Canyon with my husband, Barry, and our dogs. Contact me at

One thought to “The Willows School’s New (Very) Healthy Hot Lunch Program”

  1. As a hot lunch co-chair at a private school, I know how important the lunch program is to both the parents and the kids. Parents want to know that the lunch provides the same quality and variety that they would choose if they were doing the shopping and the menus. Kids just want the food to taste good. An added plus is a food item that inspires the students to step outside their comfort zone and try something new.
    Many parents and caterers believe that the lunch program should be an example of delicious,healthy eating that becomes a life long habit for the children. Just be aware that at a private school that often comes with a cost that is much higher than the local public school cafeteria. High quality meals that are fully catered and well organized are expensive to produce.

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