ACFEF Chef & Child Foundation
“To educate children and families in understanding proper nutrition through community-based initiatives led by the American Culinary Federation chef members, and to be the voice of the culinary industry in its fight against childhood hunger, malnutrition and obesity.”
Vitamix® Again Donates Blenders to Support Childhood Nutrition Day
Vitamix has renewed its commitment to inspire chefs to participate in Childhood Nutrition Day during October. Vitamix will donate blenders to up to 50 first-time chefs who register and follow through on their commitments to host events. Chefs who received a Vitamix last year for supporting Childhood Nutrition Day and host events again this year will receive a dry grains container for healthy cereals and breads. Chefs can use the Vitamix machines in their activities ranging from cooking classes and demonstrations to hands-on smoothie making. Register your event today.
Childhood Nutrition Day - Oct. 16
ACF chapters and chefs across the nation will celebrate 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. You can make a difference in your community by participating. Visit the Childhood Nutrition Day page to register, find an event, and download templates and activities.
Ingredient of the Month
Sweet peppers have crispy, juicy flesh with a mild, sweet flavor. They contain trace amounts of capsaicin, the substance that controls spice or heat in peppers, making them not as overpowering as chile peppers. Sweet peppers are considered a super food with a range of health-promoting nutrients. One bell pepper has twice as much vitamin C as an orange. Snack on them with a healthy dip or add them to salads for a burst of colorful nutrition. Learn more, including a tasty recipe for Curried Caribbean Rice Pilaf. More
Download our overview presentation for a better understanding of how you and your chapter can become involved and make a difference. 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. Provided through our partnership with Clemson University.
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.
Chapter Corner and Awards
Interested in becoming involved in your local community? Find out what other local chapters are doing and more about the fundraising process in our chapter corner. Every year, CCF honors and recognizes chapters and individuals who showcase our mission by presenting them with awards. Application deadline is May 1.
Chefs Move To Schools
The Chefs Move to Schools program provides a platform for chefs and schools to form a partnership to work with teachers, parents and school nutrition professionals to collaboratively encourage healthy eating and proper nutrition education to kids in engaging and fun ways. More
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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