If you are thinking about partnering with a chef, take advantage of the following free resources available for schools and for chefs :
1. Free webinar:"Chefs in Schools -Increasing Participation and gaining renewed excitement around your school meals program"
Download the recent webinar at www.schoolnutrition.org/chefsinschools
Webinar made possible by the School Nutrition Foundation in partnership with the National Dairy Council
2. 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.
Grant applicants must have the support of the school principal and, in some cases, additional school personnel. The deadline is Dec. 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.
3. “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.
Need more information? Visit the Chefs Move to Schools website
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