Childhood Nutrition Day
Celebrate ACF’s Childhood Nutrition Day during the month of October and help spread awareness about the need for education about proper nutrition and obesity issues. Since the campaign’s launch in 1995, thousands of chefs across the nation have participated in events within their local communities to feed hungry children, and foster and promote awareness of proper nutrition. This year’s theme is Planting the Seeds of Nutrition.
Take the Pledge!
In celebration of Childhood Nutrition Day (10/16) and International Chefs Day (10/20), we hope that you will consider hosting an event in your local community this October. Together, we can all help plant the seeds of nutrition in the minds of children across the US! Take the pledge today!
Here are some ideas from some of our healthy grant recipients that you and your chapter can implement during the month of October to help make an impact and spread awareness of proper nutrition.
- Spotlight on Childhood Nutrition Day webinar, featuring a live demo (at 20 min.) from Ashley Keyes, executive chef, Center Helping Obesity in Children End Successfully, hosted by Ken Trout, CEC, CCA, AAC, advisor, ACFEF Chef & Child initiative.
- Making Strawberry Oatmeal Bars virtual demo presented by Robert Patton, campus executive chef, Aramark at Old Dominion University
- Get inspired with this slideshow of activities organized by Vince Blancato and ACF Tampa Bay chapter
Learn more about organizing an event.
ACF is excited to provide members with resources available on our Programs and Tools website and be sure not to overlook the Ingredient of the Month flyers as another valuable resource! The Rainbow Taste Test activity shows how healthy food is colorful, vibrant, and exciting. Discovering Fruits and Vegetables introduces common and unique fruits and vegetables and includes recipes for a fruit yogurt dip and whipped fresh herb cheese dip.
As kids grow and learn about healthy eating, the Let’s Get Fooducated activity is a great way to show the wealth of knowledge contained in nutrition labels.
Download the free “Childhood Nutrition Day” bundle from the ACF Online Learning Center and share the videos with your student on topics including culinary nutrition, plant forward, grains and career exploration.
Apply for a Healthy Eating Grant
We have extended our healthy eating grant deadline to September 30 to encourage chapters and members to participate in Childhood Nutrition Day activities during the month of October. Apply today!
Spread the Word
Help us make a big impact around the nation by sharing your Childhood Nutrition Day pictures and events on social media using #ChildhoodNutritionDay and #ACFChefs. Together, we can raise awareness about proper nutrition and make a difference in the community!
International Chefs Day
International Chefs Day is celebrated on October 20. Over the past years, Worldchefs has partnered with Nestlé Professional to teach children around the globe about the importance of healthy eating by hosting fun-filled workshops worldwide. Visit worldchefs.org/internationalchefsday/ for more information and download the toolkit.