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

Ingredient of the Month

Fava Beans - These plump beans vary in shape, size and color, depending on variety, and have a sweet, mildly grassy flavor. Immature beans are tender with a buttery texture and can be eaten with the skin on. As the beans mature, they develop a stronger flavor and starchier texture, and the skins must be removed. Full of nutrients, fava beans are a good plant-based source of protein. Learn more on, then complete the quiz on to earn one hour of continuing-education credits toward ACF certification.

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.

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