We believe that the food that we feed our participants should be nutritious and tasty.
We purchase 90% of our food from the Moscow Food Co-op and it comes from local and mostly organic sources. We aim to keep our ecological footprint as small as possible through buying local products. We also want to have the healthiest food possible, which is why we aim to buy organic products (grown without pesticides).
Most of our meals are vegetarian because it cuts way down on the food safety issues that are associated with meat products. The nature of our trips is such that refrigeration is usually difficult and sometimes impossible. We can make some concessions on this policy for certain trips.
We take careful consideration that we are covering all the essential nutrients that should be in a child’s diet. We have 20% of our calories come from fats, 20% protein, and 60% carbohydrates. There are frequent concerns that one can not get enough protein from a vegetarian diet. The amount of protein that we generally provide amounts to a minimum of 56 grams per day, often more.
oatmeal, fruit, pancakes, eggs, sausage, peanut butter, tofu scrambler
cold-cut sandwiches, PB&J on tortillas, burritos, hummus burritos
pasta w/sauce, mixed vegetables, potatoes, chili, sloppy joe, curry lentil stew, split pea soup, burritos, tacos, tabouli, couscous, stir fry, chicken burgers, nature burgers
fruit roll-ups, Z bars, fruit, chocolate