The ACF Knoa-Kohala Chefs de Cuisine Inc.
Childhood Nutrition Day event, Nov. 15, 2007.
October 16 is National Childhood Hunger Day
In 1995, the American Culinary Federation Chef & Child
Foundation, Inc. reached out across America with its first Childhood
Hunger Day national awareness campaign. This year, chefs in ACF chapters
across the nation will hold events focused on nutrition and ending
childhood hunger. National Childhood Hunger Day is celebrated Oct.
Clambake fundraiser with Providence Ronald McDonald House
ACF Rhode Island Chapter co-hosted a clambake with the Ronald
McDonald House at Hyatt Regency Newport, Newport, R.I., Sept. 7. Funds
from the event were divided between the organizations, helping the
Ronald McDonald House continue to provide a home away from home for
children receiving medical treatment, and allowing ACF Rhode Island
Chapter to enhance culinary education.
Tucson Meet Yourself
ACF Chefs Association of Southern Tucson is hosting Childhood Hunger
Day events that will take place during Tucson Meet Yourself, Oct.
10–12, in Tucson, Ariz. Schools throughout the city will
participate in the weekend festivities and celebrate nutritious ethnic
cuisine. Elementary and middle school students will write essays about
how their mother or grandmother cooked healthful ethnic cuisine, and
present recipes. High school and college students will compete in an
iron-chef-style challenge, where teams choose an ethnicity, and prepare
an entrée and dessert from a mystery basket. Local chefs and
dietitians will judge the competition.
2008 Childhood Hunger Day Forum
ACF Jersey Shore Chefs Association will hold its annual Childhood
Hunger Day Forum at the Food Bank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties,
Neptune, N.J., Oct. 16. Since 1995, the chapter has participated in the
nationwide event, and every New Jersey governor has recognized its
efforts by proclaiming Oct. 16 Childhood Hunger Day. This year, six
elementary school classes from around the community will attend the
forum. Chefs will share nutritional ideas and interactive lessons about
good food choices with students. Then, chefs will provide lunch to two
local child feeding programs using recipes made from USDA commodities.
The chapter will continue its fight against childhood hunger throughout
the year by donating food to the Second Helping Program.
Hit a Homerun for Nutrition
For the third year, ACF Kona-Kohala Chefs de Cuisine Inc. will
participate in Childhood Hunger Day with its “Hit a Homerun for
Nutrition” event in Kailua Kona, Hawaii, Nov. 7. Chefs will
present breakfast, and host interactive, educational workshops for more
than 400 girls in the GEMS: Girls Exploring Math and Science program.
Jean Hull, CCE, AAC, owner, Jean’s Hospitality Consultant, Kailua
Kona, and Chef & Child chair for the chapter, came up with the idea
four years ago after she discovered that the girls arrived hungry or had