The Chef's Academy Partners With Indianapolis Public Schools For "Chefs Move To Schools" Initiative

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  • Indianapolis, IN (1888PressRelease) October 19, 2012 - The Chef's Academy (, the Culinary Division of Harrison College, a 110-year-old, nationally accredited institution that offers 40 degree programs in five schools of study, has announced its partnership with Indianapolis Public Schools for the "Chefs Move To Schools" initiative, founded in May 2010 as a part of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! campaign. As part of the initiative, students from The Chef's Academy, along with members of the American Culinary Federation, will be in seven Indianapolis Public Schools on Wednesday, Oct. 31 to talk to students about healthier eating options, as well as assisting in serving lunch with a special menu item to faculty and students.

    Nearly one-third of Indiana children ages 10 through 17 are considered obese, and school breakfasts and lunches account for five to 10 meals consumed by school-aged children each week. Through "Chefs Move To Schools", The Chef's Academy looks to continue its relationship with Indianapolis Public Schools by providing healthier eating options for Indianapolis' youth.

    As part of these efforts, The Chef's Academy's students will prepare a marinated vegetable salad, made healthier by replacing salad dressing with vinaigrette made with olive oil donated by Bogaris and fresh herbs. In order to encourage ongoing learning about eating right, students in the seven schools will be given a recipe card for the salad, with a link to a healthy eating website developed by Chef Jason Anderson.

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    "'Chefs Move To Schools' is a program that can take the wonderful initiatives that Indianapolis Public Schools are undertaking in their cafeterias to promote student health and get more people involved," said Jayson Boyers, national division president of The Chef's Academy. "At The Chef's Academy, our students are dedicated to making healthy eating fun for and accessible to others. The marinated vegetable salad is a great option for cafeteria managers, as well as cost-conscious parents, to increase the amount of nutritious food that children eat."

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    The Chef's Academy is the Culinary Division of Harrison College, a 110-year-old, nationally accredited institution that offers 40 degree programs in five schools of study. Approximately 4,500 students altogether are enrolled at Harrison College's 12 campuses, its online division and The Chef's Academy. Headquartered in Indianapolis, The Chef's Academy opened a second academy on a 4.37-acre campus in North Carolina's Triangle in August 2011. At The Chef's Academy, students become prepared and marketable graduates entering the fields of culinary arts, pastry arts, and hospitality and restaurant management through classroom and experiential instruction that sets up expectations for the real-life industry. The college's culinary division provides an environment that fosters students' passion for culinary arts and hospitality and a curriculum developed by the most qualified instructors and leaders in the market. The Chef's Academy is endorsed and accredited by the American Culinary Federation (ACF). For more information about The Chef's Academy, visit

    Anjelica Cummings
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    anjelica ( @ ) mmipublicrelations dot com

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