The Westborough Public Schools Wellness Advisory Board, a group of dedicated parents and staff along with the Superintendents office partnered in 2006 to create the district's Wellness Policy. The Wellness Policy was developed in accordance with the National School Lunch Program's Reauthorization Act. The act requires all public school districts produce a detailed policy that addresses the health and well-being of all students. To view the Wellness Policy, please go to:
Westborough School Committee Wellness Policy
Position on Trans Fats
Nutrient Analysis of Common Secondary School Lunch Foods
Nutrient Analysis of Common Elementary School Lunch Foods
Chartwells K-12 Parent Newsletter
Proposed Massachusetts Ala Carte Guidelines for Schools (August 1, 2012)
New School Nutrition Program Meal Patterns (Effective July 1, 2012)
As we progress through the 2012-2013 school year, Chartwells School Dining Services is pleased to introduce its new Simply Good campaign, a year-long schedule of promotions and special event activities implemented to encourage students’ selections of USDA approved meals.
Look for our new campaigns starting September 2012.
We hope that you are able to stay in touch with us and to contribute your thoughts on our blog. Watch for additional details about these events on our menus. There is also a public facing site for this campaign at www.simplygoodfood.org.
We’re looking forward to a great year ahead. We hope that you will support Simply Good and our efforts to create fun and inviting dining environments within your schools.
10-Minutes Lesson Plans
Developed by Chartwells Registered Dietitians, the 10-Minute Nutrition Lesson Plans target lower elementary, upper elementary, middle and high school students on different topics of interest that include breakfast, food and cultures and sustainability. Lesson topics coincide with the Chartbusters promotional calendar and are scripted to be quick and easy to teach, fun, and age appropriate. Each lesson includes a teacher-guide for each three key areas: the EAT cafeteria connection, a LEARN 10-minute classroom lesson, and a LIVE home activity. The plans are practical way to help teachers incorporate more nutrition education into the classroom and promote the Chartwells philosophy of EAT.LEARN.LIVE
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Other helpful nutriton related Web sites:
The American Cancer Society
The American Dietetic Association
American Heart Association
International Food Information Council (IFIC)
MyPyramid Tracker is an online dietary and physical activity assessment tool that provides information on your diet quality, physical activity status, related nutrition messages, and links to nutrient and physical activity information.
National Eating Disorders Association
National Institutes of Health
National Lunch and Breakfast Program
United States Department of Agriculture
U.S. FDA interactive food label educational tool
Vegetarian Resource Group
Choose My Plate