Birmingham Public Schools food service provider is peanut free. Any product served within our cafe does not contain peanuts. The district does allow students to bring peanuts (including tree nuts, a seperate allergen) into the buildings. If you have a student with allergies, please reach out to Chartwells Dietitian, Holly Fields at firstname.lastname@example.org
In an effort to reduce our carbon footprint, Chartwells in partnership with Pierce Elementary School has ditched our plastic straws in our cafeteria. Americans alone discard more than 30 million tons of plastic a year; only 8 percent of it gets recycled and plastic never goes away. Plastic is a durable material made to last forever, yet 33 percent of it is used once and then discarded. Plastic cannot biodegrade; it breaks down into smaller and smaller pieces. Let’s protect our Earth, and get on board with ditching the plastic!
*straws will be available to those who require for extenuating circumstances
Condiment Changes Impacting Food Allergies
Chartwells will be transitioning away from Hampton Creek Just Mayo to Kraft/Heinz for mayonnaise. This product change is significant because the new mayonnaise will introduce major allergens that were not present in Hampton Creek: soy and egg. A few things to note:
- Nutrislice will now display soy and egg allergens for any mayonnaise-containing recipes.
- The new products also contain onion and garlic, which although not major allergens, may need to be avoided by students with diagnosed allergies to these foods.
If you have questions regarding this temporary substitution, please contact Holly Fields, RD.
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A great opportunity for anyone interested in employment during the school day / year OR interested in a career in food services.