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Chefs Move to Schools and Fuel Up to Play 60


Chefs Move to Schools

The Chefs Move to Schools program, founded in May 2010, is an integral part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Initiative and its goal of solving the childhood obesity epidemic within a generation. The program pairs chefs with schools in their communities with the mission of collaboratively educating kids about food and proper nutrition. Chefs use their culinary creativity and knowledge to engage students through cooking demonstrations, school gardens and other activities that focus on fruits and vegetables, whole grains, proteins and the importance of a balanced diet. Chefs partner with employees who work in K-12 school meal operations, administrators and teachers to help improve the way children interact with food, from the cafeteria to the classroom.  

Fuel Up to Play 60 is your chance to make a commitment to healthy eating and 60 minutes of physical activity every day. Make a difference for yourself and make your school an even better place.

February 2015

Join our Chefs Move for Schools 2015!

Are you a chef wanting to incorporate a healthy lifestyle while serving your community and being a roll model for kids? Join our Chefs Move for Schools 2015 program! ACFCCA, Walmart and Western Dairy Association are joining forces to kick-off our 2015 Chefs Move for Schools program and we need you! Please contact Monica Leonard to be involved with this fun and rewarding journey!
December 2014

Healthy holiday snack
Please enjoy this recipe created by Chef Greg Sever for our Chefs Lose for Schools partnership with Walmart at your next gathering!

Mandarin Orange Gazpacho Cocktail
By Chef Greg Sever
• Mandarin Oranges (in juice) Canned/Reserve Juice
• Cucumber, Peeled, Seeded & Small Diced
• Avocado Diced (lightly salted)
• Fresh Berries, (Based on availability)
• Diced Roma Tomatoes
• Fresh or Frozen Peas
• Diced Bell Pepper
• Fresh Cilantro (Picked Leaves)
• Fresh Squeezed Lime/Lemon Juiec
• Diced Apple
• Sparkling Apple Cider
Method: In a clear cup/glass arrange all of the fruit & vegetables with berry and cilantro on top. Chill.
Combine reserved juice with sparkling cider and pour over garnish at time of service, finish with fresh squeezed lime or lemon juice.

March 29, 2013

Mission Viejo Elementary participates in Chefs Move to Schools

Mission Viejo Elementary Group Photo

Mission Viejo Elementary

Principal Andre and Chef Chris De John with StudentsChef and Children hold Parfaits

Principal Andre Pearson, Chef Chris DeJohn and Students; Chef Chris DeJohn and Students hold parfaits that they created together

ACFCCA GroupMission Viejo Elementary

ACFCCA Chef Chris DeJohn, Joan Brewster, Kari Jensen, Monica Leonard, TJ Sigg and student; Principal Andre Pearson, Chef Chris DeJohn, student, TJ Sigg, Erika Edwards of Cherry Creek Schools and Troy Haller of General Mills.