Kendall College recently hosted more than 60 Chicago Public School principals and chefs from around the Chicagoland area as part of Chicago’s first “Chef in the Classroom” event, which was developed in response to First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” initiative to help end childhood obesity. The event was a partnership between Chicago Public Schools and Healthy Schools Campaign, a leading authority on healthy school environments dedicated to making schools healthier places in which to learn.
Participating chefs spent the morning of October 4 visiting public elementary schools around the city, sharing messages of good nutrition, health and wellness. The chefs and principals then came together at Kendall to enjoy lunch and outline ways that the chefs can stay involved in schools to help improve student health. Kendall had chef instructors and culinary students that volunteered in the schools that day, as well as numerous alumni.
Hosting the luncheon aligned perfectly with Kendall’s commitment to childhood nutrition, having just introduced a Childhood Nutrition concentration in the School of Education this fall.