Eric DeLisle/Winnie Doherty
April was Earth Month at Bridgewater-Raynham
We celebrated Earth Month in our cafeterias during the week of April 23-27 with Earth Month displays, Stop Food Waste Day, Earth Day stickers at elementary schools, and a tee-shirt giveaway where 13 lucky winners in the District won a cool Earth Day Tee-Shirt. In addition, we gave away hundreds of coupons fstudents could redeem for a free cookie on April 30th.
Red Sox Day
We celebrated the Red Sox season on Monday, April 2nd. Many lucky students that selected any school lunch that day won Red Sox Tees and Caps.
Below are Cafeteria Workers at Merrill and Williams.
Thanks for participating!
Above, Debbie and Stacey at Merrill. Below, Steph, Kathy, Eric & Shirley.
Chartwells Team Member Recognized by SC.
Food Service Worker Pat Paula at the Mitchell Elementary was recently recognized by the B-R School Committee for helping a young student in the cafeteria who was choking. In addition, Pat received Chartwells "Class Act" award for her quick thinking and reaction. Pat learned the Heimlich Maneuver last Spring when Chartwells staff obtained CPR certifications during a training session at the Conant Center in Bridgewater. Congratulations Pat.
Director in the Classroom
Recently, Mr DeLisle was invited to Mr. Arruda's classrooms at Williams Intermediate to discuss Healthy Eating with his Health Classes. Besides the benefits of the 5 Food Groups, students engaged in a lively discussion about reading Food Labels. Focus was on Portion Sizes, Calories, Ingredients, Junk Food and Whole Grains.
Mr DeLisle talks about Buying Local and the Basics of Healthy Eating at Williams. Thanks to Mr. Robichaud for allowing us to visit his Science classrooms. click here.
Mr DeLisle recently discussed the importance of Nutrition Labels and how to read them with 7th graders at Williams. Thank you Mr Arruda. Check out this important info about nutrition labels here.
Every November, Mr DeLisle speaks with all the 3rd grade classroom students at Mitchell Elementary and discusses the 5 food groups and the importance of each in a healthy balanced diet. At the end of each session, students try to match a food item with the food group they belong to. One lucky student in each classroom wins a bag of locally grow apples!
Farms to Schools
In October, our Farms To Schools promotions at the HS, RMS and WIS created lots of excitement in our cafeterias. Students learned why it is good to buy local. They tasted locally grown Apple Cider & Kale Chips and got to guess the weight of a giant pumpkin. Chartwells at B-R continues to purchase locally grown produce for Students including Cucumbers, Green Peppers, and Apples.
Thanks to all of the students at Williams Intermediate and Laliberte Elementary Schools for participating in our Focus Group Meetings. Your input was invaluable!!