Upper School Dining
Everyone looks forward to meal times, and it’s no different at R-MA! The Upper School dining hall seats up to 450 people, so all of our students eat at the same time, rather than in staggered lunch periods. Students have assigned seats at most meals. Students living on the same hall are in the same Air Force JROTC "flight," which includes several day students; these students work in competitions as a team, march together in formations, and eat together, building a close camaraderie with each other. A prayer is said before each meal.
Beginning in July 2015, R-MA will partner with SAGE Dining Services®. Established in 1990, SAGE is a leading provider of campus dining and upscale catering services. It has partnered with independent schools and private colleges across North America.
SAGE provides wholesome, healthy, and well-rounded menu options. The milk is antibiotic-and hormone-free, and the eggs are from cage-free chickens. SAGE uses trans fat-free oils and MSG-free seasonings.
R-MA serves a wide variety of foods as our population includes people from many countries, religions, ethnic backgrounds and age groups. SAGE strives to provide food from local growers, but at the same time brings an eclectic mix of cuisine that allows every student to find something palatable. In 2014-15, SAGE added to their choices Pacific Rim Cuisine, Street Foods, and South American and Caribbean Fare, as well as fresh vegetarian options.
To continue to meet the students’ diverse needs, our food services personnel constantly seek feedback from students. Once a month the food service managers participate in the Student Life Committee meetings with the cadets, where suggestions and comments are viewed. There is also a suggestion box in the dining hall for cadets.