A Valley elementary school's staff is working to curb the problem of childhood hunger among students. An executive chef created a program to make sure no one goes home hungry. FOX 10's Anita Roman reports.
Sunday, March 4, 2018
Orchards Elementary School played host to Washington State University Extension’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education’s Harvest of the Month program. The program teamed with Chartwells at Evergreen Public Schools to give students a special lunch treat throughout the month. This month’s special ingredient was pears.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Chartwells K12 listed as a 2017 Industry Champion by the Produce for Better Health Foundation
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Students at Heritage Middle School donned aprons and cooked alongside chefs as they learned how to press fresh tortillas and slice and saute red onions. Their kitchen was not in the school cafeteria or an indoor culinary classroom but instead a custom-designed shipping container built into a fully functioning and mobile kitchen.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Chef Jennifer Brower makes an easy, overnight breakfast dish featuring intact whole grains.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
WFISD students are about to start seeing more options at lunch time.
Since the school district voted last year to hire the food service provider, Chartwells, local farmers are now preparing to make their first delivery.
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Healthy feasting is no small feat – especially during the school day, when kids are away from mom and dad. Chef Jenn Brower knows the struggle. She’s responsible for feeding 500,000 kids in 170 school districts (more than half are here in southeast Michigan) with Chartwells, which stocks K-12 cafeterias with nutritious food. Here, Brower, a grandma of three based in Grand Rapids, dishes a few tricks to try.
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Rye Shriver, the director of dining services for the Buckeye Union High School district, said he worked with chef Doug Harris over the summer to create a more welcoming lunchroom environment for Buckeye Union, Youngker and Estrella Foothills high schools. Buckeye’s food service partner, Chartwells K12, was a partner.
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
Serena McGinley said the school’s cafeteria service, Chartwells, “collaborates with our garden committee and uses the produce harvested from the garden in our school meals.
“Chartwells prepares the vegetables and serves them to our students and teachers,” she said. “Our garden has supplied our school with over 3,708 servings of vegetables.”
Sunday, December 24, 2017
The days of the old school cafeteria are over for students at three Buckeye schools. These lunchrooms have gotten complete makeovers, and it’s all about teaching healthy eating habits. And, we're talking about fancy lunches, in a modern day cafeteria that looks more like a café or food court.
It’s a transformation that brings trendy foods and a café-style feel to Buckeye Union High School, and two other schools, that makes these lunchrooms look modern and sleek.
Friday, December 15, 2017