At Dallastown Area School District, students are becoming more involved with what is offered for breakfast and lunch, according to Jim Dierolf, director of food services for the district. He's seen students' palettes and food interests change from your typical hot dogs and hamburgers to offerings such as chicken cordon bleu, which he said is what a class of third-graders requested most to be put on the menu last year.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016
In an effort to further their mission, Muskegon Public Schools will partner with the national non-profit FoodCorps during the upcoming school year. FoodCorps is a national organization that connects kids to healthy food in school by using its team of AmeriCorps service members.
Saturday, August 13, 2016
The lunchroom is a place where students can feel a a part of a group or excluded from one. In Duval County, the district has teamed up with Chartwells to train staff to look for signs of bullying.
Friday, August 12, 2016
What would you feed a child lunch if you only had three dollars and some change? Would that meal meet nutrition standards, including fresh fruits and/or vegetables? Could you prepare it from scratch and use local and organic products?
Imagine doing that for nearly two thousand kids, quickly, efficiently and with scarce help. That’s the challenge that each of our high schools are tasked with every single school day…feeding students at five high schools, nine middle schools, 30 elementary schools and a variety of adult and alternative education programs.
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
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