School lunches and childhood nutrition are hot topics right now -- as they should be. This is one of those issues that has been overlooked for a long time and is now finally getting the attention it deserves. If you are free for lunch (a really delicious lunch) tomorrow, there is a way for you to do your part in supporting the healthy school lunch crusade.
On Wednesday, February 29, Michael Kornick from MK (one of my favorite Chicago restaurants) will be hosting a Lunch Break for Schools fundraiser to raise money to support the Chefs Move to Schools program’s efforts to encourage healthier eating by kids – including eating more vegetables. Inspired by the recent news of the updated White House recommended school lunch menu and the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, the fundraising event will raise funds to promote healthy eating habits and proper nutrition amongst children.This event is open to the public but reservations are required. Chef has prepared a special prix fixe lunch to help support nutrition education in schools. Proceeds from this event to benefit the American Culinary Foundation's Chef and Child Foundation (CCF) to help create educational programming about nutrition and heathy eating. Call a friend! Make a reservation to enjoy a lunch with a good cause.