New York City Mayor Eric Adams along with Schools Chancellor David Banks announced the launch of the city’s first ever Chefs Council in partnership with national non-profit organization Wellness in the Schools (WITS).
The council, chaired by celebrity chef Rachael Ray, includes celebrated chefs, culinary industry professionals and food activists.
“Teaching students at a young age to eat healthy, nutritious meals is critical to setting them up for success,” said Mayor Adams in an announcement Sept. 27. “The new Chefs Council will develop delicious, nutritious, culturally relevant meals for schools with direct input from students and parents. Through this partnership with WITS and our tremendous staff of school food workers, we will take school meals to the next level.”