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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 a fun, interactive program that allows YOU to decide how to make your school an even healthier place. You can put your ideas and plans into action to help everyone eat healthy and get active.
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.
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
Principal Andre Pearson, Chef Chris DeJohn and Students; Chef Chris DeJohn and Students hold parfaits that they created together
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.
March 26, 2013 - Colorado's Own Channel 2 - Chef Chris De John and Kari Jensen
Colorado Chefs Team Up with School Kids to Fight Obesity
Jump on board with some of the best chefs in Colorado as they embark on a journey in Colorado to help fight Childhood Obesity with the “Chefs Lose for Schools” program.
The Colorado Chef’s Association has a mission to provide educational opportunities to Colorado residents pursuing a career in the culinary profession through leadership financial guidance, thereby enhancing the quality of the Colorado Culinary Arts. They are also committed to supporting and encouraging kids to eat healthier and get excited about healthy eating! Find out how to get your school involved by visiting acfcoloradochefs.org/index.html. Read More . . .
January 16, 2013
Cherokee Trail students win Fruits & Veggies Challenge. Chef Jason Morse, Douglas County Schools, prepares a special dessert with t he help of student chefs. Read More ...
December 4, 2012
Chefs Lose for Schools recipes: Dark Chocolate Peppermint Fudge from Apprentice Cassie Flaming, Dark and Sweet Potato Gnocchi from Chef Joe Hsu, Simms Steakhouse.