This week Popp’s Ferry Elementary, along with other Biloxi schools, is getting a taste of home grown Mississippi cuisine.
It’s all part of their Farm’s to Schools Week where nearly every menu item originates from here in Mississippi. Today’s entrée featured sloppy joe with fresh ground beef straight from McComb. Other menu items included southern peas from Churchill, baked sweet potatoes from Eunice, and mixed pepper strips from Lucedale.
Thursday, October 8, 2015
Chef Mario Perez has won the national 2015 Be-A-Star Award as Chartwells Culinary Leader of the Year.
Campus faculty members and students alike have seen Perez’s dedication to his job up close and personal. He visits all of the district’s 28 campuses multiple times per year to promote healthy cooking and eating using nutritional foods.
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Chartwells K12 President Rhonna Cass speaks to NBC News about our partnership with Nutrislice. Our partnership is one of the ways we're changing how students think about and engage with their food.
Friday, September 18, 2015
Students in the Pattonville School District are learning to tend a garden and eat the healthy produce grown in it.
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Chartwells food service company designs fun, nutritious food options. Their programs bring chefs, registered dietitians and farm-to-school programs to 550 school districts in 38 states, said Chartwells spokeswoman Margie Saidel.
“Instead of focusing on what’s different about the meals — which kids don’t necessarily relate to — we focus on the culinary culture of the food,” Saidel said. “Students will be ready to learn and want to eat it.”
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
SHIPPENSBURG — Teaching children to become healthy eaters isn’t an easy job, but a little planning and imagination can go a long way.
Jared Ford, director of food services for the Shippensburg Area School District, said he plans menus a week at a time, carefully balancing the different components of a healthy meal and basing final food selections on federal regulations.
Friday, September 4, 2015
Want to know what's on your child's school lunch menu today? If you’re in Duval County, there's now an app for that!
It's called Nutrislice. It brings school lunch menus, as well as important nutritional information, right to your fingertips. There's also an interactive website.
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Students this week got to try the food from a new dining service called Chartwells, which was hired recently by Burke County Public Schools.
“We are so excited to have Chartwells on board with us this year in our cafeterias,” Superintendent Larry Putnam said. “We saw cafeteria workers making meals from scratch during our school visits, and we enjoyed eating lunch at Freedom High School.”
Thursday, August 27, 2015
In an effort to bust that stereotype by providing fresher, healthier meals and giving students more leeway to build their own creations, La Cañada Unified officials have contracted with a new food vendor this year and hope the partnership will be a good pairing.
Monday, August 24, 2015
When you think of cafeteria food, usually you don't think of baked ziti, sweet potato fries or blueberry pancakes.
But at Duval County Public Schools, those are just three of the several options students will see.
Sunday, August 23, 2015