Food trucks are rolling statements about some the values Americans hold dearest: independence, entrepreneurship, and mobility. Authenticity. Creativity. Affordability. With the movement growing so fast across the nation, it was only a matter of time before school food innovators started getting in on it. Today we profile two programs in sunny Florida, where hip new trucks can work year-round, winning teenage converts for healthy school meals.
Monday, March 2, 2015
Invited to the school by Chartwells Dining Services, the production was meant to give something to the kids beyond the serving line. "It's about making healthy choices," said Ayn Yeagle, a Chartwells dietician. She pointed out the rainbow of colors in the cafeteria's food line. Plastic cups filled with tomatoes, red peppers, carrots, broccoli and cucumbers, sandwiches on whole grain buns, water and healthy juice drinks greeted students.
Monday, February 23, 2015
Spartanburg School District 3 students will learn how to plant gardens to get them involved with healthy eating habits.
The district is involved in a partnership between Chartwells Dining Services and the National Gardening Association.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Thanks to a groundbreaking partnership with Chartwells K12 School Dining Services, 35,200 children and family members at 22 schools throughout Connecticut and Massachusetts will experience FOODPLAY - a national award-winning theater show featuring awesome feats of juggling, music, magic, and audience participation to turn kids on to healthy eating and active living.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
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