School of Applied Sciences

The University of Mississippi

Institute Of Child Nutrition Coordinates Chefs Move To School Initiative

Posted on November 30th, 2015 by staff

WASHINGTON, D.C.–On Tuesday, November 17, 2015, Institute of Child Nutrition (ICN) staff members, Acting Executive Director, Dr. Aleshia Hall-Campbell and Education and Training Specialist, Lois Coleman, participated in a meeting to discuss and plan the future of the Chefs Move to Schools initiative.

The Chefs Move program encourages chefs to join the fight against childhood obesity by adopting a school and working with teachers, parents, school nutrition professionals, and administrators to help educate children about food and to show them healthy eating can be fun. Working in partnership with USDA, the ICN staff will coordinate resources, news, and training, as well as maintaining the Chefs Move website.

Two of ICN’s staff, Acting Executive Director Aleshia Hall-Campbell (front, second from right) and Education and Training Specialist, Lois Coleman (top left) with USDA staff and members of the Chefs Move to Schools Advisory Committee in Washington, D.C.

Two of ICN’s staff, Acting Executive Director Aleshia Hall-Campbell (front, second from right) and Education and Training Specialist, Lois Coleman (top left) with USDA staff and members of the Chefs Move to Schools Advisory Committee in Washington, D.C.

The Institute of Child Nutrition, part of The University of Mississippi’s School of Applied Sciences, has worked with USDA and The White House on this initiative since its inception five years ago.

At the Washington, D.C. meeting, the group included members of the Chefs Move National Advisory Committee and USDA staff. They gathered at the White House to discuss strategies to sustain the Chefs Move to Schools program, which is part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move initiative. The First Lady also addressed the group and praised them for their work and progress being made to improve child nutrition nationwide.