December 21, 2011—The first Love Your Veggies™ Lunch Break for Schools fundraising event takes place February 27-March 2, 2012, in cities across the United States. Chefs of all industry segments are invited to participate in this week-long fundraiser that is being hosted in partnership with the makers of Hidden Valley® Salad Dressings. Proceeds will help promote healthy eating habits and proper nutrition for children through the Chefs Move to Schools program.
School nutrition operations are encouraged to prepare lunches to sell as a fundraiser to adults in the community. The meal must include a Hidden Valley Ranch product, to be provided by Hidden Valley. Participating operations are asked to create a lunch inspired by the White House guidelines for the Chefs Move to Schools initiative that includes whole grains, lowfat dairy products, low salt and sugar and fresh produce.
Adults who can help extend the American Culinary Federation’s work to teach kids healthy habits and further fund the effort to help kids learn to make healthy choices are the suggested audience for the fundraiser. Celebrity chef Cat Cora serves as the national spokesperson for the fundraising campaign, so you might consider mentioning this connection in your promotional materials to help draw adults in your community to your event.
Schools interested in participating can register at www.acfchefs.org/ACFSource/LunchBreakForSchools/index.aspx. The suggested registration deadline is January 15, 2012.
For more information, including details about how funds will be collected, visit www.acfchefs.org/ACFSource/LunchBreakForSchools/index.aspx.
Love Your Veggies Lunch Break for Schools
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