Welcome to Chefs Move To Schools

Chefs Are Moving to Schools

First Lady Michelle Obama is calling on chefs to join the fight against childhood obesity by adopting a school and working with teachers, parents, school nutrition professionals and administrators to help educate children about food and to show them that healthy eating can be fun.

Why Partner?

Chefs and schools have a unique opportunity to work together to teach kids about food in a fun, appealing way. The Chefs Move to Schools program seeks to utilize the creativity and culinary expertise of chefs to help schools
ensure that America’s youngest generation grows up healthy.

How to Partner

Chefs Move to Schools focuses on the interests and expertise of each chef volunteer and the needs of each school. There are many ways the partnership can work to positively impact the eating habits of children. To make the process easier for you and to get the best match for both chefs and schools, Chefs Move to Schools is built around three tracks—the classroom, the cafeteria, and culinary training/demos.

Latest Blog Posts

Chefs Move 2016-17 Activity Calendar

View the new Chefs Move calendar online and get tips, activities and recipes from some of the great chefs participating in our program. View the calendar

Healthy Kids, Healthy Programs Summit

ICN’s Chef’s Move to Schools is joining The John C. Stalker Institute for the 2016 Healthy Kids, Healthy Programs Summit! The two-day Summit, sponsored by the Office for Nutrition, Health and Safety at the Massachusetts [...]

Video: “Creativity Kitchen: Chef Inspired Cuisine for Healthy Scholars”

The partnership with Chef Nick Wallace, the Mississippi Museum of Art, and the Jackson Public Schools Food Service Department will connect culinary arts, nutrition education, and creativity to students, staff, families, and our community. [...]

St. Paul students play top chef — for school lunches

St. Paul students hit the kitchen of St. Paul College on Friday for a chance to give a new twist to their school lunches. Eight teams face off in the St. Paul Public Schools’ “Cooking Up Change Challenge” [...]