PLANO, Texas (CitizenWire) — June 10 will be a day of activities on Capitol Hill organized by the Food Action Research Center and other partner organizations such as Share Our Strength. The goal is to highlight the importance of fighting childhood hunger in America. Chef Ash Sengson of Please Enjoy Personal Chef and Catering Services from Plano, TX (www.PleaseEnjoy.net) will lobby members of Congress to discuss the Child Nutrition Reauthorization Bill.
Some vital points that Sengson will share with senators and representatives are as follows:
* The Child Nutrition Reauthorization bill will help connect millions of children with the meals they need to thrive. A robust CNR bill will strengthen programs like school breakfast and school lunch, summer meals, after school snacks, and WIC – programs that play a vital role in reducing child hunger across the country.
* With new government statistics showing that 16.7 million children-that’s nearly one in four-struggle with hunger, and with so many American families facing hunger for the first time, ensuring a strong child nutrition bill has never been more important.
* In FY2009, 19.5 million low income children received free and reduced price school lunches. This compared to only 9.1 million receiving free and reduced price breakfasts, and only 2.2 million children in summer food programs. Moreover, only 3.1 million children are in child care centers and homes with federally supported child nutrition programs. Clearly these are large gaps in service that must be filled quickly.
* Chef Ash Sengson will urge representatives to pass a strong and fully funded child nutrition reauthorization bill before the end of this year.
Sengson just returned from Washington D.C. after being a guest at the White House for the First Lady Michelle Obama’s launch of “Chefs Move To Schools.”
“Chefs Move To Schools” will afford an opportunity for chefs around the country to adopt a local school to help solve the childhood obesity epidemic within a generation. “Chefs Move to Schools” will pair chefs with schools in their communities to bring fun to fruits and vegetables, and teach kids about food, nutrition and cooking in an engaging way.
Chef Ash Sengson of Please Enjoy Personal Chef and Catering services has joined the nationwide volunteer team spearheaded by Michelle Obama and will be working with students at a local school. By working with school food service employees, administrators and teachers, Chef Ash Sengson will help deliver these messages from the cafeteria to the classroom.
Sengson has also been working with the North Texas Food Bank through programs such as Operation Frontline. Chef Ash was recently given the Chef Instructor of the Year Award.
“Chef Ash deserves this award because she went beyond the call of duty when volunteer teaching her classes. She didn’t do it for the award. She did it because she wanted to because she is passionate about this cause,” stated Katherine Lindholm, R.D. of North Texas Food Bank. Chef Ash hopes that her work with the North Texas Food Bank will help show representatives that not only can she talk the talk, but she has already walked the walk.
Chef Ash Sengson is a member of the United States Personal Chef Association (USPCA) and is dedicated to excellence in the industry.
For further information about Chef Ash Sengson with Please Enjoy Personal Chef and Catering Services, please visit www.PleaseEnjoy.net .