Chefs Move to Schools: June 2011 E-Newsletter

Happy Holidays from Chefs Move to Schools!

Thank you for your many contributions to the Chefs Move to Schools program. We wish you our very best for the holiday season. As you start planning for next year, take advantage of the following free resources available to help your outreach efforts:

Grants for Chefs Move to Schools
Grants for Chefs Move to Schools    
The Culinary Trust is offering grants to support culinary professionals engaging in activities that support the Chefs Move to Schools initiative. Culinary professionals may seek funding for any program that promotes health and wellness in schools. For example, the grant may be used to plant a garden, teach a class, promote or create a wellness program for students or parents or assist in creating a school curriculum that focuses on healthy eating. Chefs working with school cafeteria professionals can also apply.   Chef Sam Kass with children
School Garden   Grant applicants must have the support of the school principal and, in some cases, additional school personnel. The deadline is December 30. The next grant application deadline will be March 31, 2012. Download an application here.

The California Table Grape Commission is the founding sponsor of the grants.
Cooking Matters for Chefs and Kids
"Cooking Matters for Chefs and Kids", from Share-Our-Strength, an easy-to-use guide that helps chefs and others provide hands-on instruction that will help kids develop a love of cooking and the skills to make healthy food choices wherever they go. Please click here to download the kit.

This program was recently featured on the Let's Move! blog! Read the post here: Chefs Move to Schools in Action
  Chef with children
Cooking Matters for Chefs and Kids



Free webinar: "Chefs in Schools - Increasing Participation and Gaining Renewed Excitement Around Your School Meals Program"

  • Hear from Chef Tom French, Director of the Experience Food Project in Langley, WA. Chef Tom will share a chef's perspective on working with child nutrition programs.
  • Learn from Kern Halls, Area Manager for Orange County Public Schools, who has successfully used chefs in the areas of recipe/menu development, food education, and culinary skills.
  • Learn how you can use Fuel Up to Play 60 and other resources to build more excitement around your child nutrition program.

Download the recent webinar at

Made possible by the School Nutrition Foundation in partnership with the National Dairy Council

Want more ideas?
Join ChefTalk, our e-mail discussion group,
to discuss other ways chefs and schools are working together.


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We look forward to working with you in the year to come. Our best wishes for a healthy and happy new year!

-Chefs Move to Schools Team