The Healthy Food Choices, Healthy Kids committee (an advisory committee represented by parents, teachers, CSEA members, High School students, the Wellness Committee, and administrators) made advisory recommendations to the Administration on improving the food services program beginning in the 2008-09 school year. The recommendations were based on benchmarking local school districts, focus groups with Byram Hills parents and staff, and an online survey of all parents, middle and high school students, and employees. We continue to benchmark local school districts similar to Byram Hills. During the summer of 2023, the District issued a bid for the food service program and the result was a change in food service management companies.
The District’s goal is to provide healthy, nutritious, and appealing meals to all Byram Hills School District students. We are committed to using the freshest products available and serving the highest quality meals possible. During the last couple of years the Covid-19 epidemic resulted in inconsistent products and labor shortages and continuously changing menus. We hope that is past as we enter a new academic year. We seek to return to a program focused on scratch cooking, less processed foods, whole grain bread/grain products, and a variety fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables.
Chartwells, a division of the Compass Group USA is managing the food service program and they are committed to the District’s goal of providing healthy, nutritious, and appealing meals to the Byram Hills’ students. In addition, Chartwells is committed to providing nutrition awareness, as daily menus feature nutritional information about each item, increasing student meal participation, improving overall food services and boosting student satisfaction.
We are pleased to announce that our district offers access to mypaymentsplus.com which is an online service that lets you view your child’s school food purchases and gives you the option to make online payments to your child’s lunch account.
Parents can review the options available and register for an online account at the following website: mypaymentsplus.com
If you have any questions about the District’s food services program, please contact the Food Service Director:
(914) 273-4250 x3970