Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Sullivan University chef helps launch
Chefs Move to Schools

On June 4, Derek Spendlove, CEPC, CCE, AAC, chair of the baking and pastry department in Sullivan University's National Center for Hospitality Studies, helped launch first lady Michelle Obama's Chefs Move to Schools program at the White House. Chefs Move to Schools, which is run through the U.S. Department of Agriculture, pairs chefs with schools in their community with the goal of educating children about food and nutrition to help shift eating behaviors toward healthier choices.

Spendlove (pictured, on the White House lawn) is one of 100 chefs from across the United States who were selected to take part in the launch. The event brought together the Chefs Move to Schools pilot group, which will work closely with the American Culinary Federation, the National Restaurant Association and Share Our Strength this summer to prepare for their work with schools in the fall. The pilot group visited the White House garden, attended a speaking engagement featuring Michelle Obama and participated in a breakfast forum with Share Our Strength. For more information about the program, click here.