律於美。環境與餐飲

關於環境餐飲

 

Environment and Meals

一 聽說你們的地板是台灣製的,幾乎零甲醛釋出是嗎?

 

Q: it is said that your floor is made in Taiwan and releases the minimum amount of formaldehyde.

 

是的,這可是我們花了很久的時間才找到的。我們不輕易採用坊間一般裝潢使用的低成本地板。為什麼要到處找優質無甲醛的地板?因為我們希望來我們教室的孩子,可以脫下襪子,紓緩一整天的疲憊,光腳丫跑來跑去。因此,我們到處找,在找的過程中才發現,實木地板不耐磨,而許多看似實木的地板,其實只是用膠貼皮,而且會釋出有毒物質---甲醛,同時我們也發現,我們的環境中,甲醛幾乎無所不在,跟塑化劑一樣的好用,這也是讓我們深感憂心的。

 

A: Yes, it took us a long time to find the non-toxic wood.

We wish children can run barefoot freely in the classrooms after a long day at their regular school and be able to relax in here.

 

二 聽說你們採用主婦聯盟的食材,這樣成本不是很貴嗎?這部份的費用會轉嫁到學費上面嗎?

 

Q: You use food ingredients from the Homemakers Union Consumers Co-op. Doesn’t that cost two to three times more? Do you charge more on the tuitions?

採用主婦聯盟的食材,是市價的2-3倍,我們是用簡單安全的烹煮法讓孩子習慣享受單純的味道。孩子在一般的營養午餐或外食的習慣上,根據觀察,其實是浪費的食物比吃下去的多得多。我們盡量控制浪費量以降低成本。當然我們必須控制人事成本、降低獲利,把才藝安親班當成一個具公益、理想發展性的事業來經營,才有辦法平衡這部份的支出,因為這個學園是以家庭共學為基礎想法發展起來的。我們想為孩子找到可以一起互動,萌生單純友誼的同儕。找到喜愛孩子可成典範的大人當老師。我們希望讓律於美成為一個孩子喜歡去的溫暖地方。孩子是自己的孩子,成本的考量真的是其次。更大範疇的整體考量是,如果孩子飲食安全、營養,健康成長;強壯有抵抗力,少看醫生,少吃垃圾食品,有較好的體力與味覺。不用吃營養補充品來維持身體基本機能。那麼我們多支出的餐點成本,就有更大的回收值。

 

A: In deed, their food cost more. According to our observations, regular schools’ lunches and eat-outs waste more food.

We reduce the food cost by control of the amount we purchase and we also reduce our profit since our goal of this school is “Family learn together”.

We want to find peer-group for the children and teachers who love kids and become their role models.

More importantly, if children eat safe, nutritious and healthy food, they will eat less junk food, pay less doctor visits, then our cost on food is all the world more worthy.

 

三 聽說你們有提供餐點?

 

Q: You provide meals?

 

是的,我們聘請了專業廚師,建造專業廚房,每日現煮三菜一湯,現在的小學多半提供午餐,但我們願意多花一些時間,帶領低年級的孩子12點放學時回園用餐,因為我們希望讓孩子多一點細嚼慢嚥的時間。我們甚至願意在週二整天課的時候,幫孩子包便當送去學校,這一切都是健康考量。

晚餐的部份,由於園內的孩子有部分孩子晚上仍有才藝課程,我們考量交通尖峰時間家長接送不易,因此我們提供晚餐給這些孩子,讓他們可以在充裕的時間內用完餐,上完才藝課程,八點左右家長接回,洗完澡收拾好書包,家長還有充裕的時間可跟孩子聊聊天說說故事。

但是,由於我們並非專業餐廳,因此,無法大量提供餐點,非園生以及園生家長,恕無法提供餐點,敬請見諒。

 

A: Yes, we have professional cooks and kitchens to prepare food every day.

We will provide lunches for children of the first and second years at school.

All for the consideration for health, we are willing to bring lunch boxes to schools for children.

Some kids have other classes to attend to in the evening, we provide dinners for them.

We apologize for not able to provide dinners for parents and children not of our school since we are not a professional restaurant.