Chefs Move to Schools
Cooking Event Showcases Kid-tested and Approved Menu Items
Guided by local celebrity chefs and food service managers, students moved from the school cafeteria to school kitchens to create new, healthy dishes with less sugar, salt and fat.
New items for elementary lunch menus were showcased recently at Brookshire Elementary School in Orange County, FL. Chef Gary Jones from Walt Disney World Parks & Resorts, Chef Elizabeth Morvay-Leh from Platters for You, and three Orange County Public Schools food service managers attendedand show off their creations.
The chefs were joined by school representatives to taste the new items: Chicken Chili Plate, created by Chef Gary Jones; Funfetti Chicken Bowl, created by Chef Elizabeth Morvay-Leh; Food Truck Burger Sliders, created by Chef Ed Colleran (Universal City Walk); Guacamole Beef Sliders, created by Chef Marcos Colon (Universal City Walk Latin Quarter); Orange Chicken Noodle Bowl, created by Executive Chef Bryan Frick (Nestle Corporation).
Chefs Move to Schools is an essential component of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative. Led by White House Assistant Chef Sam Kass, Chefs Move to Schools links chefs to schools in their communities to improve child nutrition, teach children about healthy lifestyles, and help combat childhood obesity. Chefs Move to Schools is designed to teach children about healthy food options, encourage educated meal choices, ensure kids are getting enough physical activity, and advocate for healthier school environments.
Partners that make this initiative possible are: School Nutrition Association, United States Department of Agriculture, Florida Department of Agriculture, American Culinary Federation, Research Chefs Association, Women Chefs & Restaurateurs and International Corporate Chefs Association.
The innovative approach OCPA has taken to Chefs Move to Schools has earned national recognition. for more information, visit www.chefsmovetoschools.org.