New Haven School Food Chefs are Headed Back to 2nd Grade!
Chef Timothy Cipriano, Executive Director of Food Services and a team of chefs are headed back to 2nd grade with Chefs Move to Schools, part of the First Lady’s Let’s Move Initiative.
What: Chefs Move to Schools Healthy Snack Event
When: Monday May, 16, 2011; 3:00pm
Where: Clarence Rogers School, 199 Wilmot Road, New Haven; Cafeteria
Chef Tim and a team of school food chefs will descend on Clarence Rogers School to visit the 2nd Grade students from the classes of teachers Dawn Vontz and Christina Guerra. Ms. Vontz and Ms. Guerra have been teaching the children about nutrition this year and Chef Tim and his team of chefs will prepare a healthy snack for the students. This event is geared at increasing the excitement of healthy food for the children.
“Systematic change in needed in this country to control childhood obesity and to educate our children on proper nutrition and choosing REAL foods. With the support of the Culinary Institute of America, Share Our Strength, School Nutrition Association and many other local and national organizations this change has begun. Chefs are ROCK stars; children look up to us,” says Cipriano. “When I walk into one of my schools in my chef jacket the eyes of the children light up and I am asked if I cook on TV. The children are more interested to what I have to say, it is very easy to engage children with food. Children want to learn and Chefs Move to Schools is the program to see through with the necessary change. I am very happy to be working so close with the White House to help make these changes.”
Chef Tim, recently named a ‘Champion of Change’ by the White House joined roughly 1,000 other Chefs from across the nation in June of 2010 at the White House to officially kick off Chefs Move to Schools (CMTS). CMTS asks chefs from around the country to adopt schools in their communities to work with teachers, parents and school nutrition professionals to help educate kids about food and nutrition. The goal is to promote chefs as the catalyst for creating a new nation of child food advocates.