When Chartwells K12 launched its Elly (“Eat. Learn. Live”) Mobile Teaching Kitchen program about a year ago, it was banking on research that showed that a hands-on, interactive approach to teaching about new foods and how to cook might be the best way to get children not only to learn but also to internalize what they learned in a way that they will remember it and want to replicate it in their lives.
Now there is some evidence that the program may have done just that. According to quantitative research evaluating Elly’s activities, 86 percent of the nearly 2,800 kids who participated in the program said they were more likely to try new foods and nearly 90 percent said they had greater confidence in their ability to cook.
Friday, April 13, 2018
A new program at Spartanburg High School is giving students the power over what's on the cafeteria menu. It's called "Student Choice" and Spartanburg High was chosen as one of the three schools in the nation to try the program out. The student choice program allows 9th grade through 12th grade students to taste and vote on what they want to eat at lunch. This initiative is one way the school is re-imagining the school dining experience.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
These cries were heard throughout the cafeteria during lunch at K.T. Murphy Elementary School on Friday. The students weren’t tasting a new dessert, but peaches and cream flavored-oatmeal and blueberry smoothies. The samples were given out by the district’s executive chef, Rob Smith.
The visit by Smith is part of a push to expand a breakfast program and highlight new items on offer. Out of 16,000 students in Stamford Public Schools, 2,200 to 2,500 get breakfast every day through the federally funded School Breakfast Program.
Friday, March 23, 2018
Chef Jennifer Brower shows us her favorite Pi-Day recipes
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
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