Chartwells at Branford Public Schools
Fall 2023 Newsletter

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Seed to Table image

With the Fall harvest here in CT, comes many opportunities to feature our local farms. We’re celebrating with Seed to Table events in the cafes where we’ll be engaging students with fresh recipes, delicious demos, and fun and informative nutrition education.  Seed to Table is a celebration of fresh, seasonal, and local foods with an exploration of how students and families can have fun growing their own vegetables and herbs.

This year, BPS has partnered with Massaro Community Farm to offer their home grown Marinara Sauce.

John Turenne and Students serving Marinara Sauce Samples

Locally Grown Farm Fresh Logo

Massaro Community Farm Logo

Branford Public Schools is Awarded a USDA Equipment Grant!

This Fall, BPS earned a grant to invest in new equipment for the dining program.

Funds are being used for all new milk refrigerators


BPS Food Advisory Council

The BPS Food Advisory Council made up of students, parents, teachers, administrators and food service staff, meets several times a year.  Our objective is to provide programmatic feedback to enhance the dining service.

Some of the achievements to date have included the transition away from polystyrene products, food waste/composting, input on special menus and services such as Global Eats, Mood Boost and Student Choice programs.

Mood Boost Logo

Waste Not Logo

The district has embarked on a composting program in partnership with Blue Earth.

Chartwells Serving Happy People logo

John Turenne
Director of Dining Services