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.