April 27—In January, Chartwells introduced a new white whole-wheat pizza crust to its K-12 accounts. The company worked with manufacturers to produce the product, which is made with white whole-wheat flour, olive oil and flax seed.
The USDA requires foods that contain zero trans fats per serving, which has been met with the use of olive oil and flax seed. The pizza is also leavened with natural yeast and without the use of chemicals, high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors or colors.
Feedback on the pizza product has been positive at New England-area Chartwells schools, according to a company press release. At a recent sampling event at Leominster High School (Mass.), the new Chartwells pizza product received an overall acceptability grade of 91%.