On Monday, November 7th, 18 RVA chefs brought their energy and expertise to 18 Richmond Public School (RPS) cafeterias to help elevate school food!
As part of Fit4Kids’ Eat Fresh RPS initiative, volunteer chefs empowered cafeteria staff with new strategies for preparing, seasoning, and serving better-tasting vegetables. Fresh herbs, laughter, new spice mixes, questions, garnishes, and lively exchanges peppered cafeterias all across Richmond as chefs and staff created delicious veggie dishes together.
All of the chef recommendations will be presented to the Director and Dietician of RPS School Nutrition Services to be incorporated into school menus moving forward. By volunteering just one hour, these community-minded, kid loving chefs have impacted the eating experience of over 9,000 students–making Richmond truly a food city for all! A big thank you to the passionate chefs and dynamic cafeteria staff for making this Chefs Move to School collaboration possible.
“We are going to need everyone’s time and talent to solve the childhood obesity epidemic and our Nation’s chefs have tremendous power as leaders on this issue because of their deep knowledge of food and nutrition and their standing in the community.” ‑ First Lady Michelle Obama
Paul Kostandin — Blue Goat — Richmond Community High
To learn more about our work within the school food environment, contact Bethany at firstname.lastname@example.org.