Instead of Sloppy Joes, fries and canned pears, imagine kids eating a school lunch of barbeque pulled chicken and black bean quesadilla, colorful bell peppers served with low-fat ranch dip, and fresh cantaloupe slices.
That sort of transformation is the goal of the Chefs Move to Schools program – and the Lunch Break for Schools fundraiser, sponsored by the makers of Hidden Valley® Salad Dressings, is aiming to make that dream a reality.
Chef Nick Landeweer from Allgauer’s Restaurant will be hosting a Lunch Break for Schools fundraiser during lunch Monday Feb. 27th through Friday Mar. 2nd to raise money to support the American Culinary Federation’s efforts toward the Chefs Move to Schools program’s goal of encouraging healthier eating by kids – including eating more vegetables.
Whether dining in or taking lunch to-go, the public is invited to visit Allgauer’s Restauant during lunchtime Feb. 27 – Mar 2nd to purchase Chef Nick’s specialty lunch item to do their part to support nutrition education.
The Lunch Break for Schools national fundraiser is organized by the makers of Hidden Valley Salad Dressings and the ACF to support the ACF’s Chef & Child Foundation (CCF) and its chefs’ efforts toward the Chefs Move to Schools
program. With support from celebrity chef Cat Cora as the national spokesperson, chefs across the country will create and sell delicious, healthy lunches during the week of Feb. 27 – March 2, 2012. All net proceeds from lunch items sold will be donated to CCF and funds will be used to create nutrition-based educational resources for chefs involved in the Chefs Move to Schools program.
The chefs’ lunches will follow the framework of a recommended one-week school lunch menu released by First Lady Michelle Obama and the White House to show the changes that could be made after the passing of the Healthy, Hungry-Free Kids Act 2010. The menu includes vegetables and low-fat ranch dressing on four of five days.