A Duval County elementary school is offering students the chance to grow the fruits and vegetables they’ll eat in the cafeteria. New Berlin Elementary School in Northeast Jacksonville is one of eight schools nationwide to begin a pilot of the gardening program. It’s a partnership with Duval Schools’ foodservice provider, Chartwells, and the National Gardening Association.
Monday, February 9, 2015
Chartwells, a food service provider for many local schools, held a New Food Friday at Wellford Academy of Science and Technology. The goal of the event was to get elementary school students engaged in eating healthy foods by offering the children samples of the healthy foods.
Monday, February 2, 2015
Two local elementary schools have been approved for a program that provides food to students involved in after-school activities.
Waller Elementary and Lynn Haven Elementary will have snacks and meals available to all students who participate in school activities after the regular school day ends, said a district official.
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Shelbyville students were treated to a special Chef 2 School meal, along with a heaping serving of information on herbs and spices, during lunch Wednesday at Shelbyville Middle School.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Brockton’s success in reaching more children than ever has earned it the Community Engagement Award from the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Child Nutrition Outreach Program at Project Bread.
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Hose Elementary School students got a taste of the ingredients that flavor their school lunches.
Katie Montgomery, director of dining services for the Crawfordsville Community School Corporation, visited students during their lunch hours to educate them about herbs, spices and the foods they eat.
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Students at Kenwood Elementary in Cadillac have learned that not only will good citizenship help them succeed in the classroom, but it also could get them a special meal. Since October, food service provider Chartwells has been naming several students of the month based on good cafeteria behavior.
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Thirteen schools submitted applications for the Chartwells Golden Shoe award, and the competition was fierce. Evaluation criteria included parent, school, and community involvement, school activities incorporated into the events, and ability to use the event as a catalyst to establish sustainable physical activity programs in the school.
Monday, January 12, 2015
Juneau School District’s School Lunch Advisory Board is praising its new “food service provider” as school budget planning begins for 2016. NANA Management Services had provided school breakfast and lunches for JSD since 2008 but was replaced last year with Chartwells School Dining Services
Sunday, January 11, 2015
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Students in Duval County will start off the next school year with a brand new menu for breakfast and lunch. Nearly 1,500 students taste-tested hundreds of food options at the Prime Osborn Convention Center and filled out surveys on what they liked and didn't like.
Thursday, December 18, 2014