Tuesday, August 17, 2010

School Lunches Get a Makeover

Believe it or not, school is just around the corner! As the summer comes to an end, kids around the country are buying their supplies and preparing to head back to the classroom. Students aren't the only ones, though, getting ready for hard work. All summer long, lunch ladies and cafeteria workers have been learning how to prepare healthy, nutritious meals and will put their knowledge to the test when school starts.

In June, hundreds of chefs from across the nation gathered on the South Lawn of the White House in support of the "Chefs Move to Schools" program, part of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! campaign to end childhood obesity. The program is intended to leverage the momentum of Let's Move! to focus on the positive impact chefs can have on schools in their communities.

"Chefs Move to Schools" is led by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and pairs chefs with participating schools in their communities to create healthy meals that meet the schools' dietary guidelines and budgets, and to teach young people about nutrition and making balanced, healthy choices.

Supporters of the movement include companies like ConAgra Foods, The Campbell Soup Company, and Delaware North Companies.

To find if your school district is participating in the program, visit the crusade's website.

As class gets underway, drop me a line and let me know if the schools in your community are active in this initiative.


  1. What an informative blog post. I had heard of Michelle Obama's campaign but didn't realize it was already put into action. This is great!

  2. Thanks, Lori! I appreciate your reading and leaving a note!