First Lady Michelle Obama unveiled on Friday, Feb. 10, new efforts to expand the Chefs Move to Schools program, which helps chefs and schools team up to educate children about healthy food choices.
Joined by renowned chef Tom Colicchio, six “Top Chef” chef’testants and members of the Dallas Cowboys at Kleberg/Rylie Recreation Center in Dallas, Mrs. Obama participated in a “Top Chef”-style cook-off with students from the Dallas Independent School District.
The first lady also unveiled a new Chefs Move to Schools website, www.chefsmovetoschools.org. The site is a one-stop shop for chefs and schools, allowing them to sign up for the program; access training, recipes and resources; and learn how chefs and schools across the country are partnering to create healthier school environments.[ Visit Raman Media Network (RMN) News Service for Global News and Views ]
“Chefs Move to Schools has been a huge success with thousands of chefs teaming up with schools to prepare healthier meals and teach students about healthy eating, and now we’re excited to take this program to the next level,” said First Lady Michelle Obama. “ChefsMoveToSchools.org will make it even easier for chefs to connect with schools and share ideas with each other. So I’m counting on chefs and schools across our country to go to the website, sign up, and start cooking!”
Approximately 3,400 chefs and 3,350 schools across the nation have signed up for the program to date. Together, chefs and schools have developed gardens, introduced salad bars to cafeterias, created healthier school meal recipes, hosted educational demonstrations and empowered kids with the knowledge they need to make healthy decisions.