Lunch Program

We serve healthy, nutritious menus that our students love.

Pembroke Hill School partners with Flik Independent School Dining to provide food service.

Meals are prepared from scratch with a focus on local ingredients using unprocessed meats, fresh vegetables and fresh fruits.

We believe food is an education and a path to a healthy lifestyle. Our on-site management team creates menus exclusively for each Pembroke Hill School campus, focusing on bringing students innovative meals that are:

  • Unique, flavorful and designed to satisfy students' nutrition needs
  • Made with fresh and authentic ingredients to excite students' taste buds
  • Grounded in wellness to fuel a student's day
  • Created with sustainable and responsible practices
An upper school student at the cafeteria ounter
Wornall students enjoy lunch

Dining By Campus

Early Childhood School (EY-PK)

Students in Early Childhood School (two years through prekindergarten) eat lunch in their classrooms. Lunch time is a valuable time to teach the social graces and self-help skills.

The children take turns setting the table using napkins, dishes, glasses and silverware. They learn to say, “Please," and "Thank you,” “Please pass,” and “No, thank you.” They also learn to hone their conversational skills with others.

Lunch is served family-style. Eating family-style facilitates learning about healthy food choices. Everyone learns to serve themselves a little of each food at every meal. Children will try many foods with friends at school that they will not try at home. The teachers eat with the children.

Wornall Dining Hall (Grades K-5)

Students in lower school eat lunch in the Wornall Dining Hall. Lunch is served cafeteria-style.

Kindergarten and first graders choose one of two hot entrees or the daily standard meal. Older students choose from the available daily choices to make their meal.

Daily, freshly-made foods include:

  • Hot menu items with vegetarian or vegan option
  • Homemade soups
  • Extensive and varied salad bar with low-fat homemade dressings
  • Variety of fruit and vegetables
  • Vegan and vegetarian foods
  • Deli sandwich station
  • Peanut butter (or sunflower butter) and jelly sandwich station
  • Yogurt bar
  • Low-fat milk options
  • Fresh fruit-infused water
  • Iced tea

For kindergartners or first graders who are less adventurous in their food choices, we offer daily standard options.

Weekday Daily Standard Lunch Option
Monday Peanut Butter Sandwich
Tuesday Turkey and Cheese Wrap
Wednesday Cheese Sandwich
Thursday Chicken and Cheese Quesadilla
Friday Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

Ward Parkway Dining Room (Grades 6-12)

Upper and middle school students eat lunch in the dining room in Hall Student Center. Middle school lunch is served in two periods: one for sixth grade and another for seventh and eighth grade. Upper school lunch follows. Grab and go lunches are available to upper school students in the commons.

Lunch is served cafeteria-style. Daily, freshly-made foods include:

  • Hot menu items with vegetarian or vegan option
  • Homemade soups
  • Extensive and varied salad bar with low-fat homemade dressings
  • Variety of fruit and vegetables
  • Vegan and vegetarian foods
  • Deli sandwich station
  • Peanut butter (or sunflower butter) and jelly sandwich station
  • Panini station
  • Yogurt bar
  • Sorbet and frozen yogurt
  • Low-fat milk options
  • Fresh fruit-infused water
  • Iced tea
  • Coffee

Lunch Menus

Learn More About Our Commitment to Nutrition

Our milk and yogurt come from cows not treated with artificial bovine growth hormone.
Our eggs are from hens that aren't confined to cages
Our seafood is sourced from fisheries and farms that meet the criteria set by Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch.
Our coffee comes from sustainable sources.
Our produce comes from local farms.
Our tomatoes are harvested by workers who are paid a premium for their efforts.

Responsibly Sourced Food

Did you know?

  • Flik offers a selection of three hand fruits daily. Our first choice is to utilize local farmers practicing ecologically responsible farming methods.
  • Our dairy selections are free of artificial hormones and antibiotic (no RGBH!).
  • Organic produce is sourced as market and price allows.
  • We feature seafood purchased in accordance with the Seafood Watch guidelines for best choice and sustainability.

Nutrition Education

Flik offers nutrition education programs that empower students to make healthy choices on a daily basis. Flik's Create Your Plate Healthy program is targeted to lower school students. It is consistent with the USDA’s MyPlate dietary program. Signage located next to menu items uses a color system to help students identify the food groups. The program educates and encourages our students to develop healthy eating patterns by choosing foods that create a complete and balanced meal for their lunch.

Tastings in the Wornall Dining Hall encourage students to try healthful foods!

Allergen Safety

All dining areas, including early childhood classrooms, have posted menus that identify the eight major allergens and dishes prepared without gluten-containing ingredients. Alternative allergy-aware options are available to classrooms and both dining rooms.

Food service team members are ServSafe Allergens certified.

If your child has a medically-necessary dietary need, please fill out the allergy form in the parent portal. Flik will be provided with information about your child’s needs.

Flik's allergen checklist alerts students to check for top ten allergens in menu items.

Meet Our Food Service Staff

Food staff at Wornall Campus Dining Hall are proud of what we do!