2,330 chefs, including Rachel Ray, and 688 schools have already signed up for the latest initiative in the First Lady’s Let’s Move campaign. Chefs Move to Schools pairs up local chefs with teachers, parents, school nutritionists and administrators of schools in their area to help educate the students about food and nutrition.

Rachel Ray wrote a blog post on the White House Blog about her involvement in the initiative.

I believe that chefs can be real leaders, in their communities, and beyond. Cooking is a way of life I was simply born into. Through this program, I hope that every child in America has the opportunity to experience those same joys of food and cooking that I did – and still do – with that very special chef in their community.

She also shared this video about Chefs Move to Schools on the blog.


To find out if schools and chefs in your community are participating in this initiative, the USDA has an interactive map of schools and chefs that have already signed up.

Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy

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