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    Welcome to our website...Always a great experience

    Welcome to Chartwells/Thompson School Dining Services website for District of Columbia Public Schools. Locally in Washington, DC, we serve meals to over 47,000 students in 107 schools; 75 elementary schools, 10 middle schools and 22 high school(s). Our goal is to provide the best quality food for each student one child at a time.

    Nationwide, Chartwells currently manages over 200 public school districts. These districts range from one to hundreds of individual school locations. We serve millions of student meals in elementary, middle and high schools across the country. Most of our food service operations are governed by the National School Lunch and Breakfast Program and require strict regulatory compliance.

    Chartwells/Thompson School Dining Services continues to provide the District of Columbia Public Schools with an appealing and nutritionally sound child nutrition program that is safe and affordable to parents, students, faculty and staff.

    Over the past five years some of our accomplishments include: such as: Transistioning 87 schools away from Preferred Meals to a locally produced program in just 4 months, employed over 493 staff, continued our collaborations with the Mayor's Commission on Food and Nutrition, DC Farm to School Network, implemented and followed the local wellness policy and the DC Healthy Schools Act and worked together with OSSE to ensure better quality. In SY 2011-2012, 10 new high school full salad bars were implemented that offered students an additional healthy daily option. We also added more fresh fruits and vegetable options to our menus at all grade levels; offering
    "Super food" choices regularly on the menu; offering many exciting and educational food and menu promotions.

    Nourishing students is not only our business; it's our commitment to the communities in which we serve. Chartwells/Thompson is a diverse family of dedicated food and nutrition specialists serving the academic community. We deliver customized solutions that benefit our partners through innovative programs.













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