Five healthy buffet-style meals and snacks are prepared each day. The children’s menu includes three choices that follow health code requirements.

Nutrition recommendations are increased by 20 to 25 percent so that the children can cope with the added physical and psychological exertion from being in the south Crimean climate. In particular, they are offered an increased amount of fresh fruits and vegetables and a balanced combination of protein, fat and carbs.

Artek’s cafeterias are not simple dining halls but also educational areas with food studios, chef performers and the opportunity to give feedback on the quality of meals and services.