Family Style Dining in Pre-Kindergarten 4 promotes independence, socialization, and good eating habits. Healthy lunch choices are served in the classroom where students and teachers dine together. Students are taught how to set and clear their own place at the table. Teachers gently encourage students to try the main entree and provide a "taste of the day" to promote the idea that our taste in food can grow and change. Fresh fruits and vegetables are provided with every meal in addition to a salad bar, yogurt, as well as a variety of sandwiches. Family style dining in the PreK4 classroom prepares students to join the entire student body for lunch in the Dining Hall in Kindergarten.