Chefs Move to Schools

HUSSC Award HealthierUS School Challenge: Smarter Lunchrooms

USDA. FNS. Team Nutrition.

Take the Challenge! View background information, award criteria, guidance documents, and other resources for completing the application process. A page of Training and Technical Assistance materials is also available, which includes several training Webinars.


Chefs Move to Schools logo 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. This website creates a platform for chefs and schools to create partnerships in their communities with the mission of collaboratively educating kids about food and healthy eating.


Recipes for School Food Service

Spice up the menu at school with these great recipes!


Cooks for Kids Season Four: Chefs Move to Schools

National Food Service Management Institute.

The fourth season of Cooks for Kids showcases success stories from chefs and schools participating in the Chefs Move to Schools program.


Team Nutrition Resource Library

USDA. FNS. Team Nutrition.

Team Nutrition is an initiative of the USDA Food and Nutrition Service to support the Child Nutrition Programs through training and technical assistance for foodservice, nutrition education for children and their caregivers, and school and community support for healthy eating and physical activity. The resources listed on this site are available through Team Nutrition to schools that participate in the Federal Child Nutrition Programs.


A Chef’s Recipe for Success: Using USDA Foods A Chef’s Recipe for Success: Using USDA Foods (PDF | 427 KB)

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service; National Food Service Management Institute.

A two-page fact sheet about the USDA Foods Program and how chefs can support this program in schools.


Farm to School

When children understand where food comes from, they are more interested in eating fruits and vegetables! Learn more about this program and how you can partner with a local farm.


Cooking with Kids

Find resources to help you involve children in food preparation.


Nutrition Education

Find nutrition education resources to use with students of all ages!


School and Preschool Gardens

Interested in starting a garden at your school? Look no further for resources you need.