Homestay families provide a variety of nutritional food for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks every day, including weekends. Students prepare their
own breakfast and lunch from food the family provides, but most evenings a dinner meal is prepared by the family. Students are expected to tell their family if they
have food allergies and foods they prefer to eat for breakfast and lunch. When families are occasionally away from home for work or vacation, prepared dinners will be
available. Most families will not change their cooking style to accommodate students, but will welcome the student’s input and make adjustments if possible. Students
are expected to fit into their family’s meal schedule if possible. If a sit-down dinner meal is not planned, food will be available for students to prepare for themselves.
Students are responsible for providing their diet or allergy-sensitive food products. All students under age 18 must live in a Full Homestay, where the family provides all
Students buy and prepare their own food and also clean up afterwards. Students are shown how to use the kitchen and where to store their
food. Homestay families help students locate the nearest grocery store and offer to take students with them when they shop.