The Top Chef star and restaurateur has partnered with the non-profit organization to fight America's childhood obesity epidemic.
Acheson, a Top Chef judge and owner of several Georgia restaurants, revealed Wednesday via Instagram his new endeavor with the non-profit organization. As an ambassador, the James Beard award winner will be traveling across the United States to visit National Head Start Association programs and talk about the importance of nutrition.
Today I'm thrilled to announce my partnership with @NatlHeadStart as their Healthy Living Ambassador! As their ambassador, I will visit NHSA programs across the country to meet with NHSA children and families and talk about the importance of preparing nutritious meals and raise funds to enable select programs to create their own gardens at Head Start centers around the country. To help fundraise, my team of chefs and I created "Head Start Dishes" that will be featured on the menus of @FiveandTen and @EmpireStateSouth. Starting today thru the first of May, all the proceeds from these designated dishes will help fund the #NHSA's Garden Grant Program and their Dollar Per Chid advocacy program. More info and opportunities to get involved can be found in the link my bio. #HeadStart #HeadStartGardens
Along with investing time, Acheson is also putting his money where his mouth is. Starting this month through May, two of his restaurants, Five & Ten and Empire State South, will feature specialty "Head Start Dishes." All the proceeds go straight to the National Head Start Association's Garden Grant and Dollar Per Child advocacy.
Head Start emphasizes and focuses on issues like nutrition and accessibility to healthy food choices. Through their Garden Grants, Head Start programs across the nation receive funds to create their own gardens to teach children about plants and nourishment.
Look for more from Hugh Acheson in upcoming issues of Cooking Light and on CookingLight.com.