ACFEF Chef & Child Initiative

Mission Statement

The mission of ACFEF’s Chef & Child initiative is to educate children and families in understanding proper nutrition by providing tools and resources for community-based programs led by American Culinary Federation chef members.

Current News

Childhood Nutrition Day a Success

Huge thank you to all the ACF chapters and chefs across the nation that participated in Childhood Nutrition Day, Oct. 16, by hosting awareness events during the month of October in an effort to educate kids and families about proper nutrition. View Events

Ingredient of the Month

We may never know which came first—the chicken or the egg. But we do know that the egg is a versatile and nutritious ingredient that can be incorporated into dishes or prepared on its own. It is a good protein source and contain several vitamins and minerals for optimal health. Learn more, including a delicious recipe for Greek egg soup and Mexican frittatas. More

Become Involved

Interested in becoming involved in your local community? Host outreach events in your community and partner with a local school or after-school program. Visit our chapter corner and programs areas for more ideas. Make a donation to help fund our programs.

Ingredient of the Month

View our free, monthly articles featuring a nutritional ingredient for chefs to incorporate into their menus, as well as new kid-friendly flyers, recipes and activities.

Chefs Outreach to the
Community Day


Need an idea for an awareness activity to implement in your community? Check out our programs section. Find out what other local chapters are doing and how they are implementing our programs.

Recipes & Nutrition Resources

Check out our healthy and nutritious recipes from the CCF cookbook and culinary nutrition-focused articles that provide up-to-date research and nutrition related information. For more nutrition links, visit our nutrition resources section.

Support Our Mission