Rochester Public Schools
Welcome to Chartwells School Dining Services website for Rochester Public Schools. Locally in Rochester, we serve meals to over 4,500 students in ten schools; eight elementary schools, one middle schools and one high school. Our goal is to provide the best quality food for each student one child at a time.
Nationwide, Chartwells currently manages over 550 public school districts. These districts range from one to hundreds of individual school locations. We serve approximately 2.5 million students in over 4000 elementary, middle and high schools across the country. Most of our food service operations are governed by the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program and require strict regulatory compliance.
Chartwells School Dining Services continues to provide Rochester Public Schools with an appealing and nutritionally sound child nutrition program that is safe and affordable to parents, students, faculty and staff.
Over the past seven years some of our accomplishments include: adding more Balanced Choice meals and "Better for you" snacks; adding more fresh fruits and vegetables options to our menus at all grade levels; offering "Super food" choices regularly on the menu; offering many exciting and educational food and menu promotions.
Lunch from Home vs Chartwells Lunch
It takes a real balancing act to create a bagged lunch that equals the same nutrient value provided in a school lunch. Studies show that children who eat school lunch have higher nutrient intakes, both at lunch and throughout an entire day. This is great news, since when children are better nourished, they perform better in school. An average home lunch consisting of a turkey sandwich, chips, an apple and water amounts to about $3.11, not taking into account the time it takes to prepare the lunch. A similar Chartwells lunch ranges from $2.05 to $2.35 and includes a choice of an entree containing lean protein and healthy grain, two vegetable or fruit side dishes, and skim or low fat milk.
Nourishing students is not only our business; it's our commitment to the communities in which we serve. Chartwells is a diverse family of dedicated food and nutrition specialists serving the academic community. We deliver customized solutions that benefit our partners through innovative programs.
E-Bites provides inportant information regarding the foods you and your children eat. E-Bites also details important food initiatives you and your family can take, such as sustainability and living and eating "green."
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