Chef Inspired, Kid Approved

February 14, 2011

Healthy Kids Challenge was honored to help Orange County Public Schools unveil new Chef Inspired, Kid Approved school lunch recipes at a unique Chefs Move to Schools event at Edgewater High School Auditorium, Orlando, FL, in celebration of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative.

Sam Kass, White House Assistant Chef and Senior White House Policy Adviser for Healthy Food Initiatives (far right), and Dr. Janey Thornton, USDA Deputy Under Secretary for the Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services (right), watch as Metrowest Elementary School chef students show off their recipes. (USDA photo by Debbie Smoot)

Sam Kass, White House Assistant Chef and Senior White House Policy Adviser for Healthy Food Initiatives (far right), and Dr. Janey Thornton, USDA Deputy Under Secretary for the Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services (right), watch as Metrowest Elementary School chef students show off their recipes. (USDA photo by Debbie Smoot)

The official Let’s Move Blog features USDA Deputy Under Secretary for the Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services, Dr. Janey Thornton’s account of the event. 

We join Dr. Janey Thornton, Chef Sam Kass, Orange County Public Schools’ (OCPS) Foodservice Director, Lora Gilbert, and all the chefs, students, teachers, support staff, and administrators in celebrating this exciting event!

We recognize, too, that this was no small feat! Imagine all the work it took to bring 10 schools together to work with outside chefs and create new healthy recipes to use for school lunch. We believe OCPS is a model school district for food and nutrition. Stay tuned, because this is only the beginning!

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