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NPS & Chartwells Unveil Smoothie Blender Bike

NPS & Chartwells Unveil Smoothie Blender Bike
Emily Morgan

On Thursday, April 20 at 9 a.m., Norwalk Public Schools and Chartwells unveiled the Smoothie Blender Bike at Naramake Elementary School to students, staff and distinguished guests.

Norwalk Public Schools was one of five school districts to win the custom blender bike, donated by General Mills. Guests hopped on the smoothie bike, powering the blender, to mix up several sweet treats including Dragon Fruit Banana smoothies and Blueberry Banana smoothies.

Earlier this school year, nearly 400 Norwalk students took a survey about new Smoothie Stations in schools, the latest initiative from Chartwells and its partners at the National Dairy Council, General Mills and Hubert. The students’ overwhelming participation in the survey won the district its bike.

Chartwells launched the Smoothie Station in over 140 schools across the country. In Norwalk Public Schools, the Smoothie Station was introduced in 10 elementary schools and students were able to taste a variety of smoothie flavors and recipes. In October alone, over 1,000 smoothies were served! 

Feedback on the Smoothie Station launch was overwhelmingly positive, and Chartwells is thrilled to provide students with another healthy, delicious option in the cafeteria. 

While the Norwalk smoothie blender bike will primarily reside at Naramake Elementary, it will go on tour across the district this May at Mood Boost smoothie pop-ups and tasting events. Chartwells’ Mood Boost program helps students make a connection between what they eat and how they feel.

Click here to watch the latest segment of “Inside NPS,” highlighting the Smoothie Blender Bike unveiling.

  • Chartwells
  • Naramake Elementary School
  • Norwalk Public Schools
  • food services