K-12

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Chartwells K12 turns to tech as it continues to manage rising costs

Chartwells K12 CEO Amy Shaffer says that the foodservice provider will be leaning into tech as it makes plans for the future.

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Metz puts ancient grains on the menu in honor of American Heart Month

The foodservice provider is debuting 24 different recipes using farro, quinoa and more.

Also in this week’s K-12 legislative update: a federal bill aims to beef up cybersecurity in the agriculture and food sectors and a New York lawmaker renews push for universal free school meals.

Farmington Municipal Schools was awarded Elior North America’s Doing Good award for its work in diverting food waste from the landfill.

Chef demos, farmer visits and more have become commonplace at the district this school year thanks to Director of Food Service Christina Lawson, who focused on growing the district's farm-to-school efforts as part of her capstone for the Chef Ann Foundation’s Healthy School Food Pathway Fellowship program.

Locally Sourced: The GCS nutrition team partnered with a nearby Southern Baking to source hoagie rolls for the sandwich.

Also in this week’s K-12 legislative update: States continue to take steps toward implementing universal free school meals for all.

According to the study, only 44% of parents perceived school lunches to be healthy, however, a majority said that school meals can save them money, time and stress.

The foodservice provider has partnered with the National Dairy Council to launch the concept at over 55 schools this month.

The recipient schools will use the money to purchase walk-in coolers and other equipment to improve their farm-to-school programs.

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