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.
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Featured Statement: Chef Ann Foundation Response to USDA Proposed Rules
The deadline for public commenting on this proposed rule is Monday, March 23. Click here to view the proposal and submit a formal comment.
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CAF in the News
Press Releases and Articles
- 3/26/20 - How natural brands are mitigating hunger during COVID-19, New Hope Network
- 3/24/20 - School Lunches Are As Important As Ever, Says Fleishman (Podcast Episode), Food Tank
- 2/1/20 - Elementary Nutrition, Food Technology Magazine
- 1/22/20 - Is Pasta a Vegetable? New Proposed USDA School Lunch Rules Say Yes, Food and Wine
- 1/21/20 - 18 Organizations Protecting Biodiversity in Utah, Arizona, Colorado, and New Mexico, Food Tank
- 12/12/19 - Best Alternative Charities for Your Donations, Consumer Reports
- 11/27/19 - How To Advocate For Your Child’s School Food Program (Podcast Episode), The Better Behavior Show
- 11/13/19 - How to Fight Back Against Injustice in Your School Cafeteria, Teen Vogue
- 11/7/19 - A local chef won a national challenge designed to help improve school food, Rome News-Tribune
- 11/3/19 - 14th Annual StarChefs International Chefs Congress, Cuisine Inspired
- 11/1/19 - 38 Fantastic Foodie Events Coming to Colorado in November, 5280 Magazine
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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