Champions of Change

Chef Cyndie Story, RD

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Chef Cyndie Story, RD, has worked with programs nationwide to train school nutrition employees at the kitchen level as a certified chef and registered dietitian, with a Doctorate degree in Food and Lodging Management. Chef Cyndie has over 20 years experience as a school foodservice director, coordinator, consultant, and trainer.

Today, Chef Cyndie works as an independent consultant and trainer providing hands-on and demonstration-style quantity food production classes, food safety consultations and training, train-the-trainer course development, as well as custom training video productions. Recent projects include USDA/AMS Produce Safety University consultant, writer and producer of a one hour food safety orientation DVD for the State of Florida entitled Serve it up safely every day, as well as fresh fruit and vegetable fabrication web-based training videos, and the 2010 Breakfast Lunch Training series for the National School Food Service Management Institute.

Chef Cyndie is dedicated to helping people find balance in their lives between eating on the go and preparing healthy meals at home. Further, she seeks to educate school foodservice professionals throughout the U.S. to go the extra mile in preparing and serving healthier options for children. Her overarching goal is to provide training that compels participants to always seek to improve and enrich their lives.

About Chefs & Let's Move!

Let’s Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady, dedicated to solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams.

One of Let’s Move! initiatives is The Chefs Move to Schools program, which helps chefs partner with interested schools in their communities so together they can create healthy meals that meet the schools’ dietary guidelines and budgets, while teaching young people about nutrition and making balanced and healthy choices.

Chefs can have a tremendous impact on the health and well-being of children by adopting a school and working with teachers, parents, school nutrition professionals and administrators to help educate kids about food and nutrition. By creating healthy dishes that are also delicious, chefs have a unique ability to make good nutrition fun and appealing.

Learn how you can get involved in the effort to keep our kids healthy at LetsMove.gov.

Chefs who are interested in contributing their expertise to their community can get involved in the Chefs Move to Schools initiative.

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