Since the passage of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, we have seen some extraordinary summer meal programs sponsors and partners. Here are three key tips we learned from some stellar partners in the Food and Nutrition Service’s Western Region that other programs can follow to ensure successful summer programs next year!
Friday, March 4, 2016
Being smart about grocery shopping on a budget is easier than you think. Nutritionist Amanda Smith is going to teach us, starting with those labels.
Sunday, February 28, 2016
A household favorite, Annie’s first product line developed specifically for K-12 comes to the school café and to millions of students nationwide
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
DC public schools and Chartwells Thomas Hospitality know that many students rely on meals provided by the school during the week. Officials have coordinated to make breakfast and lunch available for students in the District.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016
Something is brewing this morning at Mandarin High School and the students are all perked up as they enjoy a brand new campus amenity called The Horsepower Cafe. Chartwells continues to push the culinary envelope and change student dining by introducing The Horsepower Cafe right in the school cafe.
Thursday, January 14, 2016
In 2015, CVCHS Chef Wayne Wells created a mini food revolution. All the food is prepared on-site, from scratch, and served up by Wells himself, dressed in his official chef's jacket or his young, red-jacket wearing assistants.
Monday, January 11, 2016
When you hear the word rescue you probably think about a police officer or firefighter saving someone's life. But today we are talking about food!
Beech Grove schools are involved in a really cool program that saves uneaten food and gives it to charity.
For more watch this week's segment of Angela Answers.
Monday, January 11, 2016
Last Friday afternoon, Sophia Sheehy, a 4th grader at Bournedale Elementary School, was at work in the school’s kitchen making pizza for her classmates. She sauced the pizzas, added a layer of cheese, and even topped some with slices of pepperoni. The cafeteria staff also taught Sophia about integrating healthier options into the meal, such as low sodium sauce and whole wheat pizza dough.
Friday, December 25, 2015
Chartwells is promising to help school foodservices establish a garden for students.
The contractor has teamed up with KidsGardening.org, a resource of of the National Gardening Association, to get the seeds planted nationwide. The program is called eat. learn. live. and aims to teach children about the sources of food and sound nutrition.
Schools are provided with a free 132-page resource guide, which officials say is the first-of-its-kind. It provides instruction on how to grow and sustain a garden regardless of “space, climate or resources.”
Friday, November 20, 2015
Chartwells K12 has launched the “eat. learn. live” School Garden Program in conjunction with KidsGardening.org, a resource of the National Gardening Association (NGA). A comprehensive resource to help guide educators through the process of successfully developing, growing and sustaining school gardens regardless of space, climate or resources they may have currently available, “eat. learn. live” offers a detailed garden playbook loaded with instructive and creative gardening tips, nutrition education materials and guidance for building community garden support.
Thursday, November 19, 2015