CHICAGO, Jan. 27, 2016 – Chartwells K12, with K-12 schools in 36 states, is the first to bring Annie's new smart snack compliant Organic Bunny Grahams into the school cafe. A shared goal of raising the bar on food in schools, Annie's Homegrown, and Chartwells K12 are bringing organic snacking to schools nationwide.
"We're thrilled to partner with Annie's to bring fun, healthful snacks to students across the U.S.," said Rhonna Cass, CEO of Chartwells K12. " Bringing Annie's to our schools is another example of rethinking food in schools and providing options that kids will love, and that parents and educators will feel good about."
"Annie's in schools aligns with our mission to cultivate a healthier and happier world," said John Foraker, CEO of Annie's. "When we joined General Mills, we knew we would be expanding our reach in order to make a greater difference. We were able to find the perfect partner in Chartwells K12 to first introduce our bunnies to students nationwide."
Annie's, a leading natural and organic brand based in Berkeley, CA, began distributing Organic Honey and FriendsBunny Grahams to schools for the first time through Chartwells K12 in mid-January.
Annie's Bunny Grahams product highlights are:
- Certified organic;
- Have no artificial flavors, synthetic colors or synthetic preservatives; and
- Meet and exceed USDA Smart Snacks in Schools standards
To learn more about Annie's launch in Chartwells K12 schools and its campaign to "share a snack with somebunny," please visit: www.chartwellsk12.com
About Chartwells K12
Chartwells provides meals to dining services for more than 575 school districts, ranging from large public institutions to small charter and private schools, and prides itself on creating customized programs to match the requests of the students, parents and faculty. Chartwells is a culinary-focused organization with a mission to extend its passion, dedication, knowledge and enthusiasm into serving each student delicious and nutritious meals. The company is built on decades of food and education experience and driven by top culinary, nutrition, wellness and sustainability talent. For more information, visit http://www.ChartwellsK12.com/.
Annie's, Inc. is a natural and organic food brand offering great-tasting products in large packaged food categories. Annie's products are made without artificial flavors, synthetic colors and preservatives common in many conventional packaged foods. Additionally, Annie's sources ingredients so as to avoid synthetic growth hormones and genetically modified ingredients. Today, Annie's offers over 145 products and is present in over 70,000 retail locations in the United States and Canada. Founded in 1989, Annie's is committed to operating in a socially responsible and environmentally sustainable manner. For more information, visit www.annies.com.