I’m VERY excited about my trip to Washington DC tomorrow to participate in Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign to fight childhood obesity. I’m attending this event through my role as Executive Producer for the Killer At Large film and as part of the advisory board for the Chef & Child Foundation of the American Culinary Foundation (ACF).
It will be a thrill to join more than 50 chefs for the kickoff of the “Chefs Move to Schools” on June 4. This new program is part of Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign and will be led by White House assistant chef, Sam Kass as a way to take the message of healthy nutrition to schools across America.
For a long time, we have made the Killer At Large documentary about the American obesity epidemic available FREE to teachers and schools around the country – and I’m pleased that so many chefs have taken Killer into their own educational programs. After all, chefs have tremendous power as leaders on the issue of childhood obesity because of their deep knowledge of food and nutrition and their standing in the community.
In addition to Michelle Obama, Sam Kass, and the ACF, the program will be run out of the USDA and will involve both the National Restaurant Association and Share Our Strength.
I’ll post some more information after the event on Friday – and I’m optimistic that we are finally seeing some REAL movement toward stemming the tide of obesity in our nation!
For more information about the Let’s Move! campaign, visit www.letsmove.gov
For more information about the Chefs Move to Schools initiative, visit http://healthymeals.nal.usda.gov/nal_display/index.php?tax_level=1&info_center=14&tax_subject=225
For more information about the Chef & Child Foundation (founded in 1989 to promote proper nutrition in children and to combat childhood obesity), visit www.acfchefs.org
For more information about the award-winning Killer At Large documentary, visit www.killeratlarge.com
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