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Chartwells School Dining Services Provides Nutrition Education and Awareness Through Kids Eat Right Campaign Grants



  Chartwells School Dining Services Provides Nutrition Education and Awareness
  Through Kids Eat Right Campaign Grants

Business Wire

RYE BROOK, N.Y. -- March 11, 2013

With March being National Nutrition Month®, Chartwells School Dining Services
is pleased to report the successful results of 25 mini-grants that were
awarded to Chartwells schools in September 2012 as part of the Kids Eat Right
campaign. Founded by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Academy of
Nutrition and Dietetics Foundation, the Kids Eat Right campaign is dedicated
to supporting the efforts of the White House to end the childhood obesity
epidemic by providing resources that will help educate families, students and
communities about the importance of quality nutrition.

The $200.00 mini-grants gave Chartwells grant recipients access to five
toolkit presentations on the topics of healthy breakfast, healthy snacking,
family meals, cooking activities and nutrition myth-busters. Each toolkit
included information such as ready-to-use PowerPoint presentations, nutrition
handouts, cooking demo recommendations, activity sheets, recipes and talking
points and scripts.

Grant recipients were each required to deliver two presentations in their
school for students, parents and members of the community. A total of 61
presentations were completed and approximately 3,300 people nationwide
attended. After the presentations were delivered, 92 percent of recipients
said they would be very likely to use these materials again in the future to
help educate their student population about good nutrition habits. A second
round of twenty-five additional grants will be implemented in late Spring
2013.

“The Kids Eat Right toolkits really enabled us to change attitudes and
behaviors around healthy eating,” said Margie Saidel, RD, VP of Nutrition and
Sustainability for Chartwells School Dining Services. “After attending the
presentations, students said they would make time to eat breakfast in the
morning now that they knew how important it is. Older students were taught
what is in the food they are eating and how to incorporate protein and other
beneficial nutrients into their diets. Parents were especially enthusiastic
about the cooking demonstrations and learning how to mix and match various
vegetables into their dinner menus.”

For more information about Chartwells School Dining Services, visit
www.eatlearnlive.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Chartwells School Dining Services

Chartwells, a division of Charlotte, NC-based Compass Group, provides dining
services for over 550 public school districts and private schools, comprising
over 6000 separate elementary, middle and high schools nationwide. For more
information about Chartwells School Dining Services, visit
www.eatlearnlive.com.

Contact:

Chartwells School Dining Services
Karen Dittrich, 914-935-5494
Karen.Dittrich@compass-usa.com
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