Food and Nutrition

Food and Nutrition at UWC Thailand

UWC Thailand provides students with a morning and afternoon snack and a full buffet style lunch. Along with a selection of hot dishes, there is also a daily salad bar. Food is locally sourced and organic where possible. The school food is mandatory and the cost is included in your child’s fees. The kitchens at Thanyapura provide boarding students with weekday breakfast and dinner and 3 meals a day on weekends.

The school community is diverse, and the school caters for the wide variety of dietary needs of its students. The school menu and food policy is overseen by a Food Committee made up of teacher and parent representatives along with the Head of School, Chef and Operations Staff. The Food Committee strives to provide healthy, nutritious food that also caters for many tastes.

The Food Committee at UWCT follows these goals and guidelines:
1. To achieve, support and maintain a healthy body while at school.
2. To provide a healthy school menu which provides a wide variety of nutritious foods.
3. To educate the UWCT school community on healthy eating habits and sustainable choices.

We are committed to ensuring our food is prepared and stored safely. Senior kitchen staff are HACCP certified.

The Food Committee works with students and staff to get their input into the menu. A recent initiative has been International Fridays, where a cuisine from different countries and cultures is showcased each Friday. These were voted for by the students and staff. Another student-led initiative to help UWCT live its mission and become more sustainable has been to develop a system for our food waste. Our food waste is now separated to be composted or sent to a local dog shelter.

The UWC Guiding Principles state that physical fitness and a healthy lifestyle are integral to the balanced development of the whole person. This is reflected in the school’s motto ‘Good Heart, Balanced Mind, Healthy Body’. The balance between healthy eating and physical exercise is valued, and the school provides many opportunities for physical activity. UWCT is committed to providing healthy choices, with staff and parents encouraged to lead by example. 

When you bring food into school – for birthdays, class parties, bake sales etc, please follow the Healthy Food Guidelines.

Nut and Allergy Awareness

To ensure a balanced diet is achieved for all dietary requirements, nuts and seeds are included in the school menu, with the exception of peanuts.  All efforts will be made to protect the health and safety of those allergic to nuts/seeds through education of the individual, the relevant teachers and the class.

If your child has an allergy, food intolerance or special dietary requirements, please let the Admissions staff ( and your child’s teacher know. A medical certificate or recommendation may be required.

If you have any questions or concerns about the food and nutrition at school, please contact