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

Fuel Up To Play 60

The Fuel Up To Play 60 initiative just held their Annual FUTPSummit in Chicago. Students from around the nation in the 70,000 FUTP schools were invited to become FUTP Ambassadors and to help FUEL GREATNESS. [...]

My Journey so Far

Chef Carlin Breinig: My Journey so Far June 4, 2010, I attended the kickoff on the South Lawn of the Whitehouse for Chefs Move to Schools. I was invited because I was a member of [...]

Chefs in Schools in Beverly, MA

by Annabelle Ho, Graduate Assistant, and Karen McGrail, Director of The John C. Stalker Institute of Food and Nutrition at Framingham State University In Massachusetts, Project Bread has helped to improve school meals with their Chefs in Schools Initiative. [...]

Chef Shawn McManus Hosts Chefs Move to Schools Day Event

On May 8th 2015 Chef Shawn McManus hosted a Chefs Stay After School Cooking Class at the Cathedral Elementary School in LaCrosse, WI in honor of the National Chefs Move to School Day. In efforts to help join the fight against childhood obesity by partnering with local schools Chef Shawn McManus conducted a 45 minute cooking demonstration for 30 students utilizing local & organic produce as well as some of the schools cafeteria items to create a cold vegetarian pizza. […]