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Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 | Author:

ICS Try it Tuesdays.pngInternational Charter School (ICS), which serves kindergarten through fifth grade, is an innovative school which appreciates “outside the box” thinking. An initiative aptly named “Try It Tuesday’s” began when Aramark and ICS collaborated to expand the flavor palates of the children who attend this charter school. Open to all suggestions, Aramark created a varied menu of distinctive, nutritious, and flavor-filled entrees to challenge and entice the appetites of children of all ages. Entrees like Korean Beef Fajitas, Chicken Jambalaya, and Mexican Lasagna send exotic culturally diverse aromas swarming throughout the school hallways. Each child receives a colorful “Try It” sticker, displaying their willingness to experience a culinary world with which they may not be accustomed to. “Try It Tuesday’s” has shown itself to be a successful program; with the creative assistance and experience of the Aramark culinary team, we look forward to continuing to provide unique menu selections for the children of ICS.

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Thursday, April 30th, 2015 | Author:

Chariho Amp Up CartRecently the Chariho Regional School District was awarded a grant from the New England Dairy & Food Council in order to help boost the sales of milk and dairy items.
At the request of Laurie Weber, principal of Chariho High School, the funds were used to purchase a breakfast cart to be placed in the hallway so that students had access to a breakfast meal on their way to class.
Ms. Weber was an instrumental part of raising awareness that a good breakfast fuels the learning process.
Jeff Powell, FSD at Chariho, reports that breakfast sales have increased three fold and that they are now selling over 100 smoothies per day. “The breakfast cart has been a real enhancement to our program here at Chariho. So much so that we are looking into putting one in the middle school as well.”

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Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 | Author:

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Wednesday, March 26th, 2014 | Author:

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March 19, 2014 was ARAMARK’s first annual global volunteer day, featuring a theme of “Inspiring kids to be healthy for life.” ARAMARK employees nation-wide joined in to volunteer their time and resources to a variety of projects dedicated to this theme. In Rhode Island, ARAMARK accounts across the state held a food drive for employees in an effort to keep our kids healthy and help stop the growing food insecurity problem in the state. A team of 7 ARAMARK manager’s dropped off donations from around the state to the RI Food Bank on 3/19 with donations totaling over 700 pieces! The team then stayed for the afternoon and volunteered sorting and packaging donations to be distributed around the state.

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Monday, February 24th, 2014 | Author:

ARAMARK helped Warwick students get into the spirit of the day by featuring heart-themed lunches at levels across the district on Friday 2/14/14. Elementary school students celebrated with a lunch highlighting whole grain heart-shaped soft pretzels with yogurt while junior high and high school students were treated to heart-shaped corn dogs. Pink applesauce and strawberry milk were also available with every meal!heart-shaped corn dog_warwick

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Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 | Author:

TLC Dinner ProgramOn Monday January 6th The Learning Community Charter School became the third school in Central Falls to serve After School Meals; this is the first school to provide the service Monday through Friday. Aramark has partnered with the RI Community Food Bank to provide these nutritious after school meals to the students in the community. The healthy options consist of BBQ Chicken Sandwich, White Meat Chicken Tenders, deli sandwiches and many other nutritious options throughout the month.

The program is designed to ensure that any student involved in an after school activity has the ability to eat a healthy meal before they go home for the night. During the first week of service we served over 100 children each day. We hope that the program will expand in the future to all schools in Central Falls in order to reach more students that are in need of nutritious meals.

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Friday, January 24th, 2014 | Author:

Lincoln Tablehosting-2ARAMARK’s successful partnership with Lincoln Public Schools can be attributed in part to their shared vision of offering healthy, appetizing meal choices and valuable nutrition education programs. ARAMARK services 8 buildings in Lincoln, including Lincoln High, Lincoln Middle, 4 elementary schools plus Spurwink School and St. James in the Northern RI Collaborative.
Throughout the school year ARAMARK School Nutrition Services works with nurse educators and administrators to develop and implement a variety of nutrition education activities. One of the more popular is an event called “Table Hosting”. Parents and community members are invited to their student’s school to enjoy school lunch and engage students in nutrition education activities. Students are encouraged to try fruits and vegetables from the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Bar.
Adults discuss the benefits of eating a healthy balanced meal and also try to learn more about which items students like or dislike. This information is shared with the Food Service Director to provide guidance on what items to include with future meals

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Tuesday, December 31st, 2013 | Author:

naylorChef Manager – Kaitlin Naylor
William M. Davies High School

Born and raised in North Scituate Rhode Island, Kaitlin graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Food Service Management from Johnson & Wales University. Kaitlin joined the Aramark team in January 2013 with a strong background in restaurant and banquet food service.

Kaitlin’s first responsibility was to revamp and upgrade the food and service at the International Charter School in Pawtucket. Working closely with the school administration, Kaitlin re-organized the kitchen staff and the service to provide healthy, from “scratch” meals for the students. In March Kaitlin was promoted to Chef Manager at the Scituate Public Schools. Here she reduced costs by implementing Aramark’s Food Management initiative and increased sales by implementing innovative a la carte items.

In late Spring Kaitlin represented Aramark, around the state, at school Health Fairs teaching students the importance of healthy living.

In July Kaitlin was again promoted to a larger account at William M. Davies High School. Kaitlin is working cooperatively with Faculty Chef Instructors to create menus that showcase Davies culinary students’ skills as they help Aramark food service staff in the preparation and cooking of daily meals.

When asked about working with the Rhode Island Aramark Team during their statewide partnership with RIDE Kaitlin expressed “it is a gratifying experience and I like having the opportunity to affect children’s lives in a positive and proactive way which makes what we do worthwhile.”

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