Mission

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.

About Us

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.

Menus

 

FAQs

The Snack Bar has compiled answers to questions regularly received by our department. We hope that your questions are included in this FAQ section.

Are soft drinks, chips and candies available to students at the school cafeteria?

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.

Are school breakfasts and lunches nutritious?

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.

Are school lunches high in fat, sodium and calories?

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.

Do you offer special beverages for students with lactose intolerance or allergy?

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.

Beirut, Lebanon

International College
P.O. Box 113-5373 Hamra
Bliss Street
Beirut, Lebanon
Tel/Fax: 961-1-362-500/1
ICLB@ic.edu.lb

New York, USA

International College
215 Park Avenue South, Suite 1710
New York, NY 10003, USA
Tel: 1-212-529-3005
Fax: 1-213-529-8525
ICNY@ic.edu.lb

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