At Centner Academy, we strive to accomplish the real purpose of food: to nourish the cells of the body and provide them with high-quality energy to optimally perform their main functions. Each of the specialized tissues in the body, including the cells of the brain, nervous system, vital organs, muscles, and bones, has a specific job to do and requires specific nutrients to do them.
We choose the highest quality food to fuel our students and staff that encompasses a wide variety of fresh, natural, unadulterated foods. By providing gluten-free, nutritious meals to our students, we aim to help prevent disease, decrease inflammation, increase intestinal functionality, improve mental and physical health, with flavors that rival conventional foods!
Our menu is consistently 100% organic, 100% non-GMO, gluten-free, light on dairy, no added sugar, never processed, always fresh and locally-sourced when possible. We incorporate Superfoods such as ginger, hemp, quinoa, spices such as cinnamon, turmeric, curcumin, and herbs such as rosemary and basil. Superfoods allow you to improve your concentration, memory, and mood while assisting in a healthy lifestyle.
A colorful Salad Bar is included with lunch daily that incorporates fresh vegetables, proteins, and healthy dressing options.
Chef Gonzalo Ramia of DragonFly Chef is our local School Lunch & Snack Chef who prepares our food daily. Gonzalo has experience in a range of cuisines including Mediterranean, Latin, Italian, Spanish and Asian cuisines, which we make sure to integrate into our diverse menu selections.
We know that high quality nutrition is essential for healthy brain development, and we are very happy to continue to support our students in this way. After all, a healthy body also means a healthy mind and spirit.