Chartwells Ensures Safe, Healthy Meals for Students with Food Allergies

   Chartwells Ensures Safe, Healthy Meals for Students with Food Allergies

PR Newswire

ELMHURT, Ill., March 18, 2014

ELMHURT, Ill., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Schools across the country are
celebrating National Nutrition Month® this March and participating in a
variety of activities to educate students about eating a balanced diet.
Chartwells believes every student should be able to enjoy a healthy meal at
school, and as a result,  has launched a new "Food Allergy and Medical
Conditions Program" to help manage meals for students with food allergies and
medical conditions. The new program provides Chartwells' foodservice managers
with the latest training and resources available to safely accommodate
students with special dietary needs. The program also follows the school
allergy guidelines released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC) in October 2013.

"Chartwells is committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment for
students during meal times and understands the impact that food allergies and
medical conditions can have on the life of school-aged children and
adolescents," said Margie Saidel, RD and vice president of Nutrition and
Sustainability at Chartwells. "We look forward to collaborating with school
personnel, parents and caregivers, and medical providers to provide a safe
food environment for our students."

The guidelines recently released by the CDC place a focus on managing
students' food allergies through training, planning, and collaboration among
various groups within the school community. The Chartwells "Food Allergy and
Medical Conditions Program" provides the guidance, resources and step-by-step
instructions that are necessary to safely serve these students through the
school foodservice program.

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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 4,000 separate elementary, middle and high schools nationwide. For more
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