Food Policy

Parents will provide their child with lunch every day. Lunch must be marked with the child’s name. Lunches will be refrigerated. School will provide milk or water. Children are encouraged to bring water bottles that will stay in their classrooms all day for easy access and constant hydration. We appreciate your support to limit the negative environmental impact of paper cups.

Gan Ami will provide snack each day, and challah and grape juice on Fridays as part of our Shabbat experience.

Gan Ami strives to be a nut-free facility. Staff will not provide any foods that contain nuts. Parents should not send any foods to school that contain nuts. This policy applies to peanuts and all tree nuts including pecans, pistachios, almonds, pine nuts, cashews, walnuts, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts and brazil nuts.

Our school follows the religious dietary guidelines of Temple Beth Ami. Lunches from home may include meat or dairy products. No pork or shellfish is allowed. Our Rabbis prefer that you do not mix meat and dairy products in the same meal.

Parents of children with any food sensitivities must notify the school of their child’s restrictions prior to the start of the school year. Notification is provided through the online registration questionnaire and the medical forms. Parents will talk with school staff prior to the start of the school year to confirm any necessary individualized procedures for ensuring their children’s safety in school. Parents will communicate with their child’s teacher regarding food intake whenever necessary to ensure the child’s safety.

Though Gan Ami strives to be a nut-free zone, the entire Temple building cannot be designated as such. Please review the Temple food policy at for guidelines at other Temple events.