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Lunch Options

What's in Your Lunchbox?

Eating healthy helps set the stage for healthy learning. When students are provided with healthy snacks, a nutritious lunch, and stay hydrated throughout the day they are better equipped for physical activity; and–most important for school–their brains are supplied with fuel for the academic day. (Learn more, Feeding the Brain for Academic Success: How Nutrition and Hydration Boost Learning.)

ISLAND PACIFIC ACADEMY expects that all students will eat a nutritious lunch each day. Students have two (2) lunch options: bringing lunch from home and/or signing up with the school’s caterers, Keiki Gourmet, Panda Express, Hacienda Morelos, or Subway. Details about the school’s caterers are listed below and are available in both the Elementary and Secondary Offices.

For all lunches and snacks brought from home, the school asks not to include the following items: candy, soda pop, energy drinks and other foods or drinks with high sugar/low food value. Involve your student in grocery shopping, preparing meals, and packing lunches as his/her age allows. Feel free to reference the following sites for guidelines and ideas for packing a healthy lunch:

Nutrition for Kids: Guidelines for a Healthy Diet (Mayo Clinic)
Kids in the Kitchen (
Healthy School Lunches and Snacks (
Healthy Lunch Recipes for Kids (
School Lunches (

Grades K-5 students eat lunch outside at designated areas or in the multi-purpose room, while Grades 6-12 students have lunch periods and may eat lunch in the multi-purpose room, at tables on the lanai, or at designated club or society meetings. Seniors may use their senior privilege to eat off campus, if desired. (See the IPA Parent-Student Handbook for more information.)

Catered Lunch Options

Students can choose from the following vendors for catered lunch options:

For Grades K-12, Faculty & Staff

Keiki Gourmet is available five (5) days per week for lunch service. Lunches include a protein, carbohydrate (starch), vegetable, fruit and milk. The monthly menu calendar will be available on or before the 15th of the month to show which items will be offered. Place orders by the 20th for service the following month. Keiki Gourmet offers a quality product and provides both a delicious and nutritious option for your child.

Panda Express offers a catered lunch service on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Two sizes are available: a Kids Meal (Gr. K-5) or a Panda Pail (Gr. 6-12). A drink is included with the kids meal only. The grade level recommendation is just a suggestion. You may order either size depending on your child’s appetite.

Subway offers a catered lunch service on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Two sizes are available: a mini-sub (Gr. K-5) or a regular sub (Gr. 6-12). Chips and condiments are included. The grade level recommendation is just a suggestion. You may order either size depending on your child's appetite.

Please note that vendors do not provide SACK LUNCHES for learning trip days. At the end of the learning trip day, your child has the option to take their catered lunch home.