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Chefs Move To Bring Healthier Food To Schools

Hundreds of chefs gathered on the White House lawn today to launch "Chefs Move to Schools" an adopt-a-school program pairing chefs with local schools.

a group of chefs in white coats on the white house lawn

Photo: Helena Bottemiller

Hundreds of chefs gather on the lawn of the White House lawn for the launch of the "Chefs Move to Schools" initiative.

Hundreds of chefs gathered on the White House lawn today to launch “Chefs Move to Schools” an adopt-a-school program pairing chefs with schools in their local communities.

Chefs will work with teachers, parents, food service professionals and administrators to bring healthier food to schools and educate children to make better informed food choices.

The new program is part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” Initiative to end childhood obesity within a decade.

From the USDA release announcing the program:

The “Chefs Move to Schools” program, run through the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will pair chefs with interested schools in their communities so together they can create healthy meals that meet the schools’ dietary guidelines and budgets, while teaching young people about nutrition and making balanced and healthy choices.

Interested chefs or schools can sign-up for the program via the USDA website.

Read More:

  • Chefs Move to Schools: A nutritious program kids can sink their teeth into (Washington Post)
  • Food Network & Bravo TV Celeb Chefs, American Culinary Luminaries Visit White House For Launch of Chefs Move To Schools (Obama Foodorama)
  • Chefs Move To Schools (USDA.gov)
Adam Schweigert

Adam Schweigert is the Managing Editor and Senior Producer for Earth Eats. He is also the Online Director for Indiana Public Media (WFIU/WTIU) and has been with WFIU Public Radio since the fall of 2003, previously serving as Director of Multimedia Initiatives, Music Director and Arts Bureau Chief. He lives in Bloomington, Indiana with his dog Sydney.

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