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Nat’l Minority Health Month Kicks Off in Chicago with Chefs in Classrooms
As part of “Heroes for Healthy Schools Week” and National Minority Health Month, the Healthy Schools Campaign and the Office of Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will host Chef in the Classroom 2011 on Tuesday, April 5th.
Chefs will visit 100 schools and bring cooking demonstrations, food tastings and healthy eating lessons to schoolchildren across Chicago. Chef in the Classroom is a program of Go for the Gold, a Chicago-wide effort to help schools meet the high standards for nutrition and physical education set by the HealthierUS School Challenge, a program supported by First Lady Michelle Obama.
The kick off site will be the Mark Sheridan Math & Science Academy, 533 West 27th Street, Chicago, Illinois and several other schools across Chicago. These initiative is being organized by Healthy Schools Campaign and the Office of Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in partnership with Purple Asparagus, Real Men Cook, Seven Generations Ahead and the USDA.