Proper and healthy nutrition must adequately meet the three basic needs of the body. It must provide the fuel capable of producing energy in the form of warmth and work (energetic and heat function), a function mainly performed by fats and carbohydrates. Furthermore, it is necessary to provide the structural materials required for growth and development (plastic function), mainly performed by proteins and amino acids. These regulatory substances maintain the body in a good condition, so that vital processes can take place in a normal manner and increase the body’s resistance and support regulating or protective functions, thanks to minerals and vitamins. The first and basic requirement to have a rational nutrition is therefore to be complete and balanced in all its nutritional components, adapted to the needs of the infant and subject to the conditions, physiological or possibly pathologically of the body itself.
The school is equiped with a professional kitchen and the food choices are among the most easily digestible and most natural varieties possible: meat, fish, eggs, cheeses, legumes, flours, vegetables and seasonal fruit.