Healthier students

“The health, wellness and academic achievement of your students is your priority and ours. That’s why we have the largest team of registered dietitians in the child nutrition industry looking out for the safety and wellbeing of your students.”

– Margie Saidel,
VP of Nutrition and Sustainability

Delicious and nutritious!

Great food begins with the best ingredients. Our culinary and nutrition teams are passionate about using fresh, nutritious, minimally processed and locally sourced ingredients.

Food allergies

Chartwells is the first in the child nutrition industry to have our allergen management training courses certified by Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE). Partnering with FARE helps ensure our training programs remain aligned with the latest advancements in food allergen management and keeps the safety of our students as the number one priority.

Sports nutrition

Whether they’re getting ready for the game on Friday night or want to stay hydrated during the fun at field day, this program can benefit all students. Sports nutrition education activities promote nutrition and physical activity through presentations to athletic teams, training tables in the cafeterias, and communication resources to reach parents, coaches and students.

Healthier communities

Farmers markets

Farmers markets at schools, made possible by partnering with local farmers, give elementary students a chance to sample and learn about new foods. Kids use play money to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables to take home and share with their families.


Grocery store tours

Grocery store tours, hosted by Chartwells dietitians, are an excellent way to educate kids and adults about healthy foods. Tours guide participants through an interactive lesson down the grocery store aisles, where they learn how to read food labels, plan budget-friendly meals and discover new foods.

Send a smile

With extra precautions in place at senior citizen communities nationwide, residents are unable to receive visitors or gather in groups. Through the new “Send a Smile” campaign, we’re rallying kids across the country to write letters and draw pictures to send smiles to seniors.

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Healthier planet

Serving up happy and healthy also means taking care of our environment and recognizing the impact of our actions. Just as sustainability is inherent in how we operate, it’s also a priority for our students and families.

Responsible Sourcing

Implementing measures to protect the planet we share

Clean Labels

Simple, wholesome ingredients make our recipes stand out

Food Recovery

Donating surplus food serves the planet and the community

Waste Reduction

Identifying actionable ideas and sharing insights to reduce food waste

School Gardens

Helping students and teachers plant, grow and enjoy their own food

Farm to School

Bringing fresh produce straight from farms to our schools

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From the garden to the cafeteria!

Check out Menasha High School’s hydroponic tower gardens!

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Serving up
happy & healthy

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