Wednesday, December 4, 2013

New Foodservice Contract



Owen J. Roberts School District is pleased to be partnering with Chartwells School Dining Services to provide delicious and nutritious meals for students in the district.  Under the new agreement that went into effect on November 11, 2013, Chartwells will now manage the District’s foodservice operations and will offer fresh and healthy breakfast and lunch services to all students and staff.

In a December 2 Chartwells press release, the company shared that their dining centers consist of stations that feature comfort foods, international flavors, fresh crisp greens, lean meat proteins, cheeses, fruits and vegetables in tasty combinations.  Other specialties are also available daily such as the company’s signature homemade whole grain pizza called Pizzam!, grab and go salads, sandwiches, fruit and yogurt parfaits, hot and cold meal combinations, sandwich and salad bars, quesadillas, burritos and much more.  In addition to developing, sourcing and serving unique and healthy food choices, Chartwells supports nutrition and culinary education in its dining centers and even beyond, in the classrooms.

“In choosing our foodservice provider, we were looking for a partner who was passionate about not only serving, but teaching students about healthy eating and living a well balanced life.  Chartwells has several programs in place that deliver on this in a fun and engaging way, including various activities, signage, food tastings and community service initiatives,” said Jaclin Krumrine, Owen J. Roberts Chief Financial Officer/Board Secretary. 

Chartwells’ Simply Good nutritional campaigns highlight important topics throughout the year such as sustainable eating, breakfast, how to eat a complete meal and more. Monthly food focuses encourage students to try seasonal and nutrient-rich foods including apples, whole grains, yogurt, turkey, legumes and citrus.  The company also hosts a Chefs 2 Schools program where professional and celebrity chefs come into the schools to sample and demo new, healthy recipes that students may be unfamiliar with.  These campaigns also filter into the classrooms when possible with curriculum that aligns with what is happening in the cafeteria. 

“Chartwells is committed to providing nutritious, high quality meals that will get students through their day.  We look forward to serving the students and the Owen J. Roberts community,” said Nancy Quinn, Regional Vice President for Chartwells School Dining Services.  “Each day we come to school, we strive to make a positive impact – on the students, school officials, parents and members of the community.”   

Owen J. Roberts menus may be accessed by clicking here. Expansions to the present menu may be expected in the upcoming months.

For more information on Chartwells, please visit www.eatlearnlive.com.

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