CCF Newsletter - Summer 2011
Volunteer and Make a Difference!
Chefs Outreach to the Community, Friday, July 21 - Dallas
The Chefs Outreach to the Community event is an opportunity for chefs
to share culinary knowledge, nutrition information and offer hands-on
demonstrations for low-income families in the Dallas community. Be a
part of this all-day event by running different education sessions,
which will feature healthy vegetables, whole grains, healthy snacking
and reducing fat and sodium with at home meals. Make a difference and
sign up to volunteer today! Register
Hear from chefs and community members who took part in the 2010
Barton Seaver at National Convention
National Geographic Fellow and acclaimed chef, author, and speaker
Barton Seaver wants to restore our relationship with the ocean, the
land, and with each other through dinner.
Join us at the 2011 ACF
National Convention in Dallas, and experience Barton Siever for a
book signing and seminar as he discusses issues of sustainability and
health as they relate to seafood. Through demonstrations of three
recipes from his new book, “For Cod and Country,”
he’ll address some common points of confusion and challenge:
omega-3s vs. mercury; farmed vs. wild; fresh vs canned or frozen; and
how best to procure fish to ensure that certain sustainability standards
are met. He’ll speak to the opportunity that chefs have to
actually participate in the restoration of ocean ecosystems, and how
this role ties back to the core values of wellness and community.
New Food Icon to Help Consumers Make Healthier
On June 2, 2011, the U.S. Department of
Agriculture unveiled their new food icon, MyPlate, that will serve as a reminder to help
consumers make healthier food choices.
The USDA’s intent is to prompt consumers to think about
building a healthy plate at meal times and emphasizes the fruit,
vegetable, grains, protein, and dairy food groups. MyPlate will replace the MyPyramid as an
easy-to-understand visual guide.
More information at www.choosemyplate.gov.
Food Day, October 24, 2011
Food Day, which is spearheaded by the nonprofit Center for
Science in the Public Interest, wants to get Americans cooking healthy,
delicious meals for their families again. Food Day will encourage people
to eat more fresh fruits, vegetables, and healthy whole grains—and
support the local farms that produce them.
Food Day is a nationwide celebration of real food and an effort to
improve health, the environment, and America’s food system.
It’s a grassroots mobilization push for healthy, affordable food
produced in a sustainable, human way. On October 24, 2011, people will
gather at events big and small, and from coast to coast, in homes,
schools, supermarkets and elsewehre to both learn and advocate.
To help make Food Day a great success and learn how to organize or
attend an event in your community, visit www.FoodDay.org.
CCF Chair and Vice Chair
The ACFEF Chef & Child Foundation is pleased to announce that Ira
Fingerman has been elected as chair, and Joseph W. Kraft, CEC, CCA, AAC,
has been elected as vice chair for the next term. Both officers will
officially assume their duties at the close of the 2011 ACF National
Convention. Please read their candidate’s statements below.
Chair, Ira Fingerman
National Manager, Lady Aster
Tyson Food Service
I will continue the positive works that we have started over the last
couple of years. Moving forward, I will focus on three key areas:
- focused fundraising, both internally and externally
- innovative initiatives, specifically focused at a chapter level and
a national level
- national networking, to partner with similar organizations to spread
Vice Chair, Joseph W. Kraft, CEC, CCA,
Corporate Executive Chef
Morrison Management Specialist
My intent is to carry on the best practices and success of CCF, and
also to create and lead CCF in our goals and objectives to promote,
execute and develop ideas to promote nutritional awareness and education
to our children and the ones who influence them.
Local Chapter Corner - Get Involved In Your
The support of ACF chapters is needed to accomplish the goals and
projects we have set in motion for CCF. Please get involved in your
community. You can use one of the programs
we have available online or create your own.
Find out what other local chapters are doing and more about the
fundraising process at the chapter
corner of the CCF
website. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
and share your success stories with us.
Clemson University Partnership
Culinary Nutrition News
Nutrition News articles are free and available for download the
first Monday of each month. Download articles, share with colleagues or
click the “Send to a friend” button and share with family,
friends and peers. Download these articles and build your personal
nutrition library. Sponsored by French’s Foodservice.
Ingredient of the Month
The nutritional Ingredient
of the Month is a free downloadable guide featuring a new
nutritional ingredient for chefs to incorporate into their menus.
Available the first Monday of the month, the downloadable guide will
provide an in-depth look the latest in nutrition ingredients. Download
these articles, share with colleagues and start creating your
CCF Recipe Collection
View our healthy and nutritous recipes
provided by our members and updated by Clemson University for
Current favorites include Tarragon Yogurt Chicken Salad, Vegetable
and Country Dijon Potato Salad, and Green Apple Carpaccio. Don’t
forget to check back frequently for more recipes.
Support Our Mission
Special thanks to the following for supporting our
mission to promote proper nutrition and fight childhood obesity.
- Michael R. Bird, CEC, CCE
- Claudio Natalio, Sr.
- Bruce Riddell, CEC, AAC
- ACF Tampa Bay Culinary Association
Donate online, by calling (800) 624-9458, ext. 102, or by mailing a
check to Chef & Child Foundation, 180 Center Place Way, St.
Augustine, FL 32095.
Meet the Chef & Child Foundation Board
Elizabeth Mikesell, CEC, AAC, Chairwoman
Ira Fingerman, Vice Chair
Phil Cragg, CEC, CCE, AAC, Communication
Brad Everett, Education
Jean Hull, CCE, AAC, Liaison
Lynn Krause, CEPC, AAC, Central Region Chair
D’Aun Carrell, Central Region Co-Chair
Phil Cragg, CEC, CCE, AAC, Northeast Region Chair
Kyle Shadix, CCC, MS, RD, Northeast Region Co-Chair
John Maxwell, CCE, CEC, AAC, Southeast Region Chair
Malika Robins, CEC, FMP, Southeast Region Co-Chair
Patti Curfman, CEC, CEPC, AAC, Western Region Chair
Joe Eidem, CEC, AAC, Western Region Co-Chair