Mountain View Elementary School’s cafeteria will soon ring the bell for three meals a day. Burke County Public Schools and Chartwells has moved its Eat Well After the Bell supper program to Mountain View Elementary School at 805 Bouchelle St. in Morganton, adding a late-afternoon/early-evening meal to its breakfast and lunch programs. … “We are pleased to offer this additional meal to students and their families at our newest school,” BCPS Superintendent Dr. Larry Putnam said. “We are excited that the community has access to a good, healthy, hot supper. Parents don’t have to worry about cooking, and they can feed their children for free. It really is a relief on their pocketbooks and their time. We are grateful for our partnership with Chartwells to be able to take advantage of this opportunity through the USDA. Chartwells does a fantastic job serving students twice a day and now three times a day at our supper program location.”
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Often touted as the “most important meal of the day,” breakfast is frequently overlooked in favor of more sleep or hurried morning routines. The Hermiston School District hopes to change that and has started offering free breakfast to all students this year. The district contracts with Chartwells, a catering service, for all its meals. Chartwells’ new director, David Busch, hopes that more students will take advantage of the opportunity. “We saw a great need for students,” Busch said. “Every child deserves the opportunity to learn without a grumbling stomach, or wondering when lunch is.” Breakfast is available at all schools, and to all students regardless of economic status.
Thursday, September 13, 2018
The lunch program in the Ashburnham Westminster district’s public schools have turned a deficit into a profit for the first time in many years. … Christianson credited Chartwells for running a great program. Chartwells is the food service that is renting the space. “The fiscal management is impressive,” he said. … Chartwells kept on the district food service employees when they took over management of the food service. “Nobody lost a job. Chartwells came in as just management,” he said, adding that early on, the cafeteria workers made concessions to make it work. They froze wages. Until Chartwells made a profit, it did not charge the district a cent. “They found the needs, and found a way to support the schools and the children and themselves. It’s really good,” said Farley.
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
A good diet is one of the best ways to promote learning. And food service management company Chartwells is asking the students what would make their pallets happy. Chartwells Resident District Manager Julio Narvaez said the company will roll out a new program called Student Choice. A pilot of the program will begin in October at Vernon High School. Students will taste-test new Chartwells recipes and provide feedback regarding what they’d like to see on the school menu. The program is expected to move to Chipley High School later on in the school year. In addition to the Student Choice pilot program, Chartwells will offer new, fresher meals through an initiative called “Embracing Berries.” The first item will include a strawberry chicken salad.
Monday, July 30, 2018
Public parks around Newport are a little more crowded this summer, thanks to the Summer Meals Program that provides free, healthy meals to children under age 18, regardless of the family’s income level.
Anyone visiting the parks during lunchtime Monday through Friday may have noticed the dark blue coolers surrounded by young children. The kids come from all over the community not only to enjoy a healthy meal, but also to play and make friends.
Thursday, July 26, 2018
The mission at Chartwells K12 is to serve the best meals full of nutrition and flavor for your kids! Get the scoop this morning on what your kid could be seeing on the menu in school this fall. Chef Peter Gilhooly, Chartwells K12 VP of Culinary, gives a sneak peek at what we can find… “We’re changing the way school dining is today… we’re taking identifiable foods and incorporating new ingredients to make them wholesome, nutritious and delicious”. He features a white bean and chicken taco with a citrus avocado salsa, teaches the anchors how to make fresh tortillas, and highlights our teaching kitchen and gardening programs as opportunities that we offer for students to learn about where their food comes from
Thursday, July 12, 2018
Regional Executive Chef Jenn Brower visits WZZM 13 On Your Side to show us some healthy, veg-inspired summertime recipes including a Chickpea Salad, Portabella Torta and a Fruit-Infused Water.
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
The summer program started in June and with the help of a new food truck, Chartwells has provided between 14,000 to 15,000 meals to hungry children in Wichita Falls. …"A lot of the feedback from the local community has been very positive and very supportive," said Farai Sithole, the district manager of Chartwells K12. "They like the fact that we're reaching out to the local community to provide meals to where the students are. Safety is a big piece of that so the community really appreciates that." Sithole told board members the number of participation has doubled compared to last year.
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
The school year runs just the opposite of the growing season, making it difficult for educators to teach kids how to garden. But many school systems enlist volunteers to prep garden beds while students are on summer break, making the crops ready to tend when classes resume in September. “We’re working against nature but we add a lot of season extenders,” said Seth Raabe, South Whidbey (Island) School Farms coordinator in Langley, Washington. “That includes greenhouses and different plant varieties. We want to get the school gardens going as early as possible and then extend them as late as possible in order to fit class schedules.”
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
People who achieve the most in life are keen on self-improvement, which is why they're also often voracious readers. Here are some excellent titles to check out, recommended by nearly two dozen successful executives. … 5. “Multipliers by Liz Wiseman and Greg McKeown” Most leaders today are being asked to do more with less, and, for me, this book is a road map of how to do that the right way. … --Belinda Oakley, CEO of Chartwells K12, one of America's largest food-service providers, serving more than 4,000 schools across the United States.
Tuesday, June 26, 2018