Pittsburgh, PA: First Lady Michelle Obama recently commissioned an all volunteer project titled “Chefs Move To Schools” affording an opportunity for chefs around the country to adopt a local school to help solve the childhood obesity epidemic within a generation. “Chefs Move to Schools” will pair chefs with schools in their communities to bring fun to fruits and vegetables, and teach kids about food, nutrition and cooking in an engaging way.
Chef’s Carole, Catherine, JoAnn and Tim from West PA Chefs : The Western PA Chapter of the US Personal Chef Association, have joined the nationwide volunteer team spearheaded by Michelle Obama and hope to be working with local students soon, once they are paired with a school. By working with school food service employees, administrators and teachers, they will help deliver these messages from the cafeteria to the classroom. “We are going to need everyone’s time and talent to solve the childhood obesity epidemic and our Nation’s chefs have tremendous power as leaders on this issue because of their deep knowledge of food and nutrition and their standing in the community. I want to thank them for joining the Let’s Move! Campaign” stated Michelle Obama.
“The opportunity to share our knowledge about healthy food choices which directly benefits the children in our community is quite rewarding” stated Chef Tim, president of the chapter. “This nationwide campaign is well organized and focused, and the results should be outstanding. The messages we help deliver are actually quite simple and common sense, but our society has drifted away from core principals and opted for food alternatives which aren’t always the best or most healthy choices” he continued.
The chefs will be attending the “Chefs Move to Schools” Launch Event on the South Lawn of the White House on Friday, June 4 along with a number of USPCA chefs and chefs from all over the county.
The Western Pennsylvania Chapter of the United States Personal Chef Association is a group of Independently owned and operated Personal Chef Services providing Customized Meal Solutions to a variety of clients in Western PA and bordering counties in Eastern OH and the Northern Panhandle of WV. Each chef provides healthy, nutritious solutions to the “What’s For Dinner” question asked nightly by busy households. Customized quality meals created and made available for busy households provide an excellent platform to re-establish the family dinner hour which has disappeared from many homes due to hectic schedules. Families can now save time and money while enjoying healthy selections and putting solid nutrition back into their daily routine. They are all members of the United States Personal Chef Association (USPCA), which is one of several professional culinary organizations enlisted to aid in this national campaign. For further information about West PA Chefs, please visit http://www.westpachefs.com. For additional information about the “Chefs Move To Schools” campaign, please visit http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2010/05/13/chefs-move-schools.