In an effort to encourage students to eat breakfast, MCS in collaboration with Chartwells, is piloting a Universal Breakfast program at Grissom, Longfellow and Sutton Elementary Schools and Southside Middle School. The first day saw 400 students participating with 689 during the second day. This nearly 60% increase is a good indicator that the breakfast program will be a success.
Monday, August 8, 2016
Food stations serving up whole wheat pasta, salads and make-your-own-sandwich. Focus groups that weigh in on dining options and culinary choices. An online menu, easily accessible through a click on a website.
Friday, August 5, 2016
Shelbyville Middle School hosted the grand opening Wednesday morning of the new SMS Cafetorium, newly renovated by Chartwells K-12, the outside food services provider for Shelbyville Central Schools.
Jackie Blomeke, director of food services for SCS, said the new cafe is "a culinary-driven, open-concept cafe that offers more choices."
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
When Wayne Wells, executive chef with Chartwells, arrived at Clayton Valley two years ago he “could not stand the ‘open box, place in oven, heat-and-serve procedure.’” So he took his 40 years of experience in upscale dining and applied it to school food. This bento box is a clear example of the vision he’s brought to the dining program. The box includes Asian noodles and a five-spice chicken breast.
Friday, July 29, 2016
Students in Jacksonville, FL can receive free breakfast and lunch meals throughout the city via the Summer Breakspot Program.
Friday, June 17, 2016
MSNBC stopped by to visit students at Reed City High School in Reed City, MI who are learning to grow their own produce through the school's bio dome class. Chartwells K12 parntered with the school to bring the fresh, student grown produce to the cafe as a part of their school meal program.
Friday, June 17, 2016
A Summer BreakSpot program that offers free nutritious meals to anyone 18 and younger all summer long has been started by the city and Duval County Public Schools to make sure children don’t go hungry in the community.
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Sitting in the sun behind Cook Elementary School, Ireflect Payne looked quizzically at a long, yellow summer squash in her hand.
“What is this?” the pre-kindergartener called out.
“It’s a summer squash,” said Constance Hawkins, one of Ireflect’s teachers.
And just like that, Cook’s farmer’s market had done its job.
Thursday, June 9, 2016
This school year, thousands of students in Delaware County relied on their schools for a free or reduced-price lunch.
At Muncie Community Schools alone, 4,017 were eating for free, according to Indiana Department of Education data. That leaves a big problem when school isn't in session, especially for students who aren't in summer camps or day care programs.
Monday, May 30, 2016
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Wednesday, May 25, 2016