ACFEF Chef & Child Programs
New Monthly Ingredient of the Month Tools
Visit our Ingredient of the Month section for monthly kid-friendly flyers, recipes and activities, highlighting a new ingredient each month. More
International Chefs Day Toolkit
Worldchefs has partnered with Nestlé Professional to teach kids around the globe about the importance of healthy eating by hosting fun-filled workshops worldwide on International Chefs Day, Oct. 20. Download their toolkit at worldchefs.org/internationalchefsday/ and host a workshop.
CHEF MIKEY LIKES IT! Healthier Choices ™
ACF Certified Executive Chef Michael Garahan created the CHEF MIKEY ©®Food Mascot to be aligned with healthier choice foods, snacks, and beverages. The ultimate goal is for students completing the sixth grade to have simple nutrition knowledge about the healthier choices, thereby increasing their consumption and reducing obesity.
To quantify the increased knowledge students and parents/guardians and all citizens can “Check Their Knowledge” on our website www.chefmikey.org. The healthier choices are scientifically supported by several sources in the medical community.
Food for Healthy Heroes
Developed by Nestlé Professional, this program makes eating and preparing healthy food fun and exciting for kids by communicating the “superpowers” (benefits) that healthy foods have to keep kids strong, healthy and feeling like the superheroes they love. Download (4.95MB)
Grill Safety 101
The sun is shining and the barbecue grill is calling! Some great summer activities include cooking demonstrations on the grill. Don’t forget to teach the kids safety with our new Grill Safety 101 flyer and award a certificate for completing the program.
Kids will learn to love berries and how
important fruit is to health and nutrition. The activity showcases
strawberries, raspberries and blueberries. Download (2.29
It’s Not Easy Being Green
Eating greens is a great way to add
vegetables to your plate. The following activity will allow the kids to
sample three different greens in new, easy to make recipes. Download
Rainbow Taste Test
Vegetables and fruits come in all shapes,
sizes, and, most importantly, colors. Try eating colorful fruits and
veggies including purple, red, orange, green, and yellow. Use the
rainbow to guide your eating habits. Download (1.40
Discovering Fruits and Vegetables
This activity introduces participants to common and unique fruits and vegetables with a tasting activity. Includes recipes for a fruit yogurt dip and whipped fresh herb cheese dip, taste test handouts and handouts that provide serving size equivalents of common fruit and vegetables. Download (2.70
Discovering Whole Grains
This activity explains the importance of eating whole grains and shows participants how to identify whole grains versus refined grains on labels. Includes recipe for whole grain tortilla snack, be a whole grain detective handout, and a handout that provides serving size equivalents of common whole grains. Download (1.52
This activity focuses on the importance of limiting sugar with a hands-on demonstration of the amount of sugar in common drinks. Includes recipe for a healthy smoothie and label lingo handout. Download (0.72
This activity focuses on the importance of limiting fat, sodium and sugar with a hands-on demonstration of the amount fat, sugar and salt in common fast-food meals. Includes recipe for mac & cheese salad, fast food reference sheet and tracker. Download (1.84