The Top Chef star and restaurateur has partnered with the non-profit organization to fight America's childhood obesity epidemic.
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Today, Cooking Light contributor and renowned chef Hugh Acheson announced his partnership with the National Head Start Association as a Healthy Living Ambassador.

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.

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.

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