In bringing our food program in line with Hamlin’s mission to prepare our students to meet the challenges of their time, we believe it’s important for us all to understand not just what’s on our plates, but how it got there. Our Table-to-Farm field trips, many of which will occur in the spring of 2018, will give Hamlin girls a chance to get their hands in the dirt and experience the process of growing food, tying in conversations about food justice, environmental sustainability, and the role of women, immigrants, and young farmers in the changing face of agriculture.

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Food Program

At Hamlin, we believe food is more than just sustenance. When we sit down together at lunch, we are not just nourishing our bodies, but also feeding our relationships with each other and building our community. The Hamlin Food Program values good food, diversity, community, learning, and simplicity. Through our partnership with Acre Gourmet, Hamlin is committed to serving our students delicious, wholesome food that is made from scratch with the highest quality ingredients. Eating a nutritious lunch is an essential part of our overall commitment to wellness. We encourage our students to be learners in the lunchroom, to explore new foods, to take responsibility for making healthy choices, and to find joy in a meal shared with friends. 

The Hamlin Creed and Food

"We are compassionate to our chefs and thank them for the food they make."

"It is important to be courageous and try new foods to grow our knowledge of different foods."

"You have to be honest with yourself and take what you need."

"We need to respect what food choices people make. We shouldn’t be yucking other people’s yums. Also we need to be respectful and say please and thank you to the people that spent time to make our wonderful food."

"We are responsible for our food choice, food waste, and behavior while at the tables. We have to choose the food that will keep us going for the rest of the day, even if it means adding a little kale to our diets." --Hamlin MS students

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The Hamlin School educates girls to meet the challenges of their time and inspires them to become extraordinary thinkers and innovators, courageous leaders, and individuals of integrity.
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