“We are very excited to embark on this new venture with Chartwells,” Putnam said in the release. “The partnership will enhance our school cafeterias, and our students will notice right away a different look and more variety when they go through the lunch line on the first day of school in August.”
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Bournedale Elementary School is piloting a classroom breakfast initiative in an effort to help students start the day off right.
With the breakfast program, students are given the chance to eat a bagged breakfast in the classroom as soon as they get off the school bus. Breakfast in the classroom is currently available to three classrooms at Bournedale.
Friday, June 12, 2015
If Theo Julmice hadn’t registered for Brockton’s free day camp program, the North Middle School student said he’d probably be sitting at home all summer playing video games.
It is paid through grants, fund-raisers and donations, including $15,000 from Chartwells, which provides food service to Brockton schools, Carpenter said.
Friday, June 12, 2015
So your kids want to get involved in your garden, but they're not ready for weeding or hoeing just yet. Margie Saidel, MPH, RD, LDN, Vice President of Nutrition, Culinary and Sustainability at Chartwells K12, says not to worry — even young children make perfectly adorable landscape designers for those times when your garden so desperately needs an update. Saidel advises, "Give kids graph paper and colorful pencils or markers to draw their ideal garden. Encourage creativity and color — include flowers, pathways, 'fairy houses' and any other accents that will make the garden a favorite destination."
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Our team of DCPS students appeared on FOX 5 DC to talk about being the first ever Washington DC team to compete in the Cooking up Change national competition.
Monday, June 8, 2015
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s summer lunch program, called Meet Up and Eat Up, allows children ages 18 and younger to receive lunch. The Salvation Army of Grand Haven, 310 N. Despelder St., will host the program beginning Monday and running through Friday, Aug. 14.
Saturday, June 6, 2015
The end of the school year is days away.
While the end of a school may be reason to celebrate for some students, for others it is reason for concern.
"We know during the regular school year a lot of time the only meal that our students receive are the meals they're served at school," Chartwells Director of Operations Jonathan White said.
Friday, June 5, 2015
Teenagers across the country are taking control of their school lunches, and high schoolers from seven states will travel to the nation’s capital Monday to create healthier cafeterias in the 2015 Cooking Up Change competition.
For the first time, D.C. public school students will participate in the event. The team, with Ay Okuleye and Tatyanna Clark from School Without Walls and Dion Harrison from Eastern Senior High School, will be entering their healthy lo mein recipe. Eight other teams from states as far as Michigan and California will compete to see who has the most delicious, well-rounded meal.
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Wayland Union Schools will present a Summer Funtastic Series program that will include free meals for kids.
There is no charge to attend the programs. Lunch will be served immediately afterwards unless otherwise stated. Adults may purchase lunch for $4, and it is served free to children age 18 and under.
Friday, May 22, 2015
Each semester, Middlebrook eighth graders participate in a Culinary Challenge Competition.
Jack Cromwell, Flynn Crowther, Gabby Horicka, and Tyler Previte of this year’s winning Loaded Dishwashers Team had their Mexican rice and fajita stir-fry meals featured on the school’s lunch menu on Wednesday, May 6.
Thursday, May 21, 2015