School board hears report from Chartwells

Published: Monday, June 10, 2013 at 07:30 PM.

“A hungry child is not a good student,” Russell said. Roberts asked Russell if Chartwells had contacted the state Department of Agriculture, but Russell said the changes to the menus were federally mandated.

“We had to cut back due to the federal guidelines,” Russell said. “It was very frustrating.”

“This is just another example of the government overreaching,” board member Vann Brock said.

The Dining Services department was also involved in holiday meals for the community and raised $4,000 for the Washington County Relay for Life, Walker told the board members. “We achieved Silver level and were honored with Paint the Town Purple Team of the Year.”

Walker also noted that Dining Services had added a new Deli Station at Vernon High and Vernon Middle schools, implementing new menus to comply with the USDA regulations, including flax seed pizza crust.

“The kids seem to like it,” Walker said of the flax seed pizza crust.

“With enough Ranch dressing, it’s okay,” joked Vernon High School Principal Brian Riviere.

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