ACFEF Chef & Child Initiative
“To educate children and families in understanding proper
nutrition through community-based initiatives led by American Culinary
Federation chef members, and to be the voice of the culinary industry in
its fight against childhood hunger, malnutrition and obesity.”
The purpose of the Chef & Child Initiative, which was founded in
1989, is to foster, promote, encourage and stimulate an awareness of
proper nutrition in preschool and elementary school children, as well as
combat childhood obesity. The Chef & Child initiative funds programs which give
instruction on nutrition and proper eating habits to school age
The American Culinary Federation Education Foundation Chef &
Child initiative., focuses on the nutritional development of all of
America’s children in all economic segments. All children need to
learn how to cook and how to choose healthy foods. With many children
living in homes with a single parent or with both parents working,
children are cooking for their little brothers and sisters, and even for
themselves and their parents.
If children are cooking, then American Culinary Federation chefs want
to be involved in their nutritional education. So, please join us in our
effort to end childhood hunger, and obesity and usher in a healthier
tomorrow for all children.
The ACFEF Chef & Child Initiative is…
- Professional chefs and cooks teaching pre-school and early
elementary-school kids nutrition with hands-on cooking classes.
- Chefs in service to their local communities.