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The Chef Ann Foundation (CAF) was founded in 2009 by Ann Cooper, an internationally recognized author, chef, educator, public speaker, and advocate of healthy food for all children. Chef Ann’s vision was to create an organization that helps schools take action so that every child has daily access to fresh, healthy food. Today, CAF carries out that vision by actively supporting school districts nationwide with the tools, training, resources and funding needed to help schools create healthier food and redefine lunchroom environments. 

If you’re interested in doing a story about CAF or one of its programs, please contact Allison Ildefonso at

Featured Statement: Chef Ann Foundation Response to USDA Proposed Rules

The deadline for public commenting on this proposed rule is Monday, March 23Click here to view the proposal and submit a formal comment.

Please click on the image below for the full statement (with links).

The Renegade Lunch Lady

About Chef Ann Cooper and the CAF Mission

Learn how celebrity chef turned lunch lady Ann Cooper is changing school lunch in this episode of Sub-Zero's Fresh Food Matters

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