Let’s Move! in Miami: Chefs Move to Schools to Be Highlighted on First Lady’s Monday Visit to Riverside Elementary in Little Havana

Michael talks healthy food with his edible garden students at Phillis Whealtey Elementary in Overtown, joined by Assistant Principal Yvonne Perry, and Dr. Marvin Dunn and Maggi Pons of Roots in the City. The chef and school are participating together in Chefs Move to Schools, one of The White House's food and nutrition initiatives.

Exciting news for our community, Miami-Dade Public Schools, and students is flooding the media.

The White House has released a statement that Michelle Obama will travel to Miami on Monday to announce a major new food industry commitment in the fight against childhood obesity in America.  Local chefs participating in the Chefs Move to Schools program will join the First Lady at Riverside Elementary School in Little Havana for a cooking demo highlighting fresh fruits and vegetables that are increasingly cropping up in school gardens and salad bars across the city.   Michael is paired with Phillis Wheatley Elementary School in Overtown.

More specifics to come on Monday’s event…  For the latest updates please visit Obamafoodorama.com,  the White House food and nutrition initiatives blog of record thoroughly and diligently maintained by writer/publisher Eddie Gehman Kohan.  You may recall that Eddie covered Michael’s visit to New Orleans with fellow Miami chef Michelle Bernstein White House Executive Chef Criseta Comerford in September.  The Miami Herald also reported on the visit today.

As we like to say… Stay tuned!

2 thoughts on “Let’s Move! in Miami: Chefs Move to Schools to Be Highlighted on First Lady’s Monday Visit to Riverside Elementary in Little Havana

  1. I attended Riverside Elementary school way back in the stone age, from 4th thru 6th grades. The cafeteria ladies actually cooked in those days, and baked! I remember trading my cake or other dessert for spinach (yes, I’m a weirdo, but we all know that!). I’m not sure if the original school building remains, since they put in fancy modern modules some years back. Glad to see Riverside be the point school in Miami!

    • I love your comments Margie and always look forward to them! How cool to hear this history… One of our bussers went there too. You traded cake for spinach haha :D See you soon for RITCFM launch!

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