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About Chef Ann Foundation

The Lunch Box is a program of the Chef Ann Foundation, a 501c(3) non-profit working to provide school communities with the tools, training, resources, and funding that enables them to create healthier food and redefine lunchroom environments. To date, we’ve reached more than 11,000 schools and 3.2 million kids with healthy school programming.

About Chef Ann Foundation

The Lunch Box is a program of the Chef Ann Foundation, a 501c(3) non-profit working to provide school communities with the tools, training, resources, and funding that enables them to create healthier food and redefine lunchroom environments. To date, we’ve reached more than 11,000 schools and 3.2 million kids with healthy school programming.

Our four programs are all geared towards supporting schools to transition to scratch cooking

  • Get Schools Cooking is an intensive 3-year assessment and strategic planning program that provides schools with the operational knowledge to transition from a heat & serve to scratch cook operational model.
  • Salad Bars to Schools is a granting program that provides schools and districts with salad bar equipment and support, such as Cambro bars, camchillers, and technical assistance.
  • School Food Institute is a set of online courses that provide professional development and comprehensive training on the key components of successful scratch-cook operations in schools.
  • The Lunch Box provides the operational knowledge base for all of our work. Free access and free to use, this online resource center provides free step-by-step guides, tools, recipes and other resources to help schools improve their meal programs and convert to scratch-cooking.

To learn more about the Chef Ann Foundation, click here.

Recommended Next Topic: Supporting Research

Want to learn more? Check out these significant research and case studies that outline the benefits of healthy school food programs. These resources can be especially helpful when discussing school food changes with school district administration and community stakeholders.

Recommended Next Topic: Supporting Research

Want to learn more? Check out these significant research and case studies that outline the benefits of healthy school food programs. These resources can be especially helpful when discussing school food changes with school district administration and community stakeholders.

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