2012 Chapter Activity
Guam’s State Agency for Child Nutrition Programs recently
unveiled Super Chef, the first nutrition mascot, in Guam’s
schools. The creation of the mascot was a volunteer effort between CCF
supporter Robert Walter, CEC, CCA, AAC, food and beverage director at
the Navy’s local Morale Welfare and Recreation office. The
superhero will make appearances at schools and other community
organizations to speak to children and families about the importance of
eating healthy and having healthy habits.
Lunchtime Cooking Station
Chefs from Chartwells School Dining Services and Morrison Management
Specialist joined forces to conduct a lunchtime display cooking station
at Beverly Hills High School. Diners had a choice of chicken or tofu in
lettuce wraps and watched as chefs sautéed the food with a choice
of sauces and a vegetable mix right in front of them. Special thanks to
Morrison Sous Chefs Khamberlie Taaca and Lucas Cavin, as well as Joseph
Kraft, CEC, CCA, AAC, Morrison Corporate Executive Chef, and Orlando
Luevano, Chartwell’s Regional Chef.
Chefs in Our School
ACF of Glens Falls New York hosted a Chef & Child event for
K–6 students in the Joseph Henry Elementary School cafeteria as
part of Galway Central School’s Chefs in Our School program. The
program is also supported by the United States Department of Agriculture
and by the Galway School Health Awareness Committee. The aim of the
program was to involve school children in the creation of healthy meals
while promoting their understanding of nutrition and overall wellness.
Chefs set up different food stations for students and families to
prepare food for the meal that was then cooked by the chefs and served
buffet style. While the food was being cooked, information about
nutrition and wellness was shared.
Cooking to Create MyPlate
Robert Hedetniemi, CEC, executive chef, nutrition services, National
Institutes of Health, recently did a cooking demonstration at a USA
Science & Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C. The demonstration
focused on the MyPlate concept, creating a dish around the sections of
grains, protein, vegetables, fruits and diary. Watch the video and download the recipes.
ACF Southwestern Virginia Chapter hosted a tea party at an elementary
school in Roanoke, Va. The students made their own tea sandwiches and
learned about nutrition. Special thanks to Chef James J. Zeisler Sr.,
CEC, CCA, CDM, CFPP.
Snack Pack Program
ACF Greater Atlanta Chapter, Inc. provided healthy snacks to children
in need over spring break. They handed out 172 snack packs, each
containing healthy snacks for 5 days. The chapter continues to hold
nutrition classes at the school. Thank you chapter members for your
continuous support and dedication.