The aim of the IC Snack Bars is to provide high-quality snack services by applying the international food safety recommendations, developing healthy eating habits and implementing an appealing food menu for students, parents, and staff.
Food service at the IC Snack Bars is provided by Petit Creux Catering in Ras Beirut campus and by Trillica Catering in Ain Aar Campus.
The Snack Bar at the Ras Beirut campus has earned the HACCP, an internationally recognized food safety certificate and the Ain Aar snack bar has earned the QPA, an internationally recognized food safety certificate.
A nutritionist is working closely with the caterer, students and parents to plan menus that meet students’ nutritional needs and provide them with models of healthy eating and active lifestyles. A hot meal is being served at both campuses School Snack Bars daily as well as nutritious sandwiches and other food choices including a selection of salads, fruits, and vegetables.
Menus are published and sent to parents through the APP as well as on the Snack Bar page of the school website to help families advise their children and verify they are eating a well-balanced diet.
In addition, two vending machines are hosted in the school and placed in safe and visible locations - one next to Tayeb Gym and one in front of the Secondary School. Both works every day after 3:00 pm and offer a variety of healthy snacks, water, and juices options.
- Ain Aar Menu
- Preschool Ras Beirut Menu
- Elementary Healthy Lunchbox Policy
- Middle Ras Beirut and Secondary Menu
The Snack Bar has compiled answers to questions regularly received by our department. We hope that your questions are included in this FAQ section.
At IC Snack Bar, we are planning to reduce the sale of soft drinks and candies; chips and drinks that contain caffeine are not allowed at all ; however, other drinks like Miranda and 7up are still available. We are planning to discontinue those items.
We are now providing healthy and nutritious meals like fresh salads, whole grain sandwiches, multigrain brown bread, fruits and vegetables and low fat dairy products.
Food such as fried chicken and pizza served at IC Snack Bar contain limited amounts of fat and salt. The ingredients are different than at fast food restaurants. We limit the sodium and the hydrogenated fat used.
A student who has lactose intolerance or who is allergic to dairy products can have a soy based drink like soy milk.
At International College, do you offer nutrition education for students in order to control childhood obesity?
Nutrition education about healthy eating habits is given to IC students. We now have a new menu that includes healthy and green choices such as whole wheat sandwiches and fresh salads; however, the secret of resolving a child's overweight problem is cooperation between students, parents and the school community.
Nutrition education should start at home and continue at school because children learn from those around them. Parents are asked to give their children healthy sandwiches and snacks and encourage them to do exercise and sports on a daily basis.