Cartwright Schools

Despite large school populations and "tiny, tiny" kitchens, Cartwright Schools still tries to provide one scratch-cooked entree a week.

Cartwright Schools a HealthierUS Challenge pacesetter

This is part of Food Management’s annual Power Players report. Read more on this year’s state spotlight project here.

With a 95 percent free/reduced ratio, Cartwright Elementary School District 83 is one of the most poverty-stricken districts in the country, but that doesn’t mean its school meal program has to lag. In fact, Cartwright is one of the country’s most celebrated, with 18 of its 20 sites receiving Gold Awards in the HealthierUS School Challenge. The other two, both middle schools, won Silvers.

Cartwright’s foodservice director, Diane Gruman, attributes some of the distr

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