"We want to feed kids nutritious foods,” Chef Tim Cipriano stated. “We don't want to just feed them junk."
Updated: Tuesday, 13 Nov 2012, 10:54 AM EST
Published : Tuesday, 13 Nov 2012, 10:53 AM EST
(WTNH) -- A Chef from the Guilford School District will be competing in an episode on the Food Network's "Chopped" set to air Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 10 p.m.
Tim Cipriano is a member of the School Nutrition Associate of Connecticut and was named a "Champion of Change" in 2011 by the White House for his part in creating the "Chefs Move to Schools" program.
"Chefs Move to Schools" asks chefs from around the country to adopt schools in their communities to help educate kids about food and nutrition.
Cipriano wore an orange shirt and an orange plastic bracelet in honor of "No Kid Hungry, Share Our Strength," during the taping of the show.
"No Kid Hungry, Share Our Strength" is an organization that connects kids in need with nutritious food and educates families on preparing healthy, affordable meals.
A viewing party will be held from 8 to 11:30 p.m. Tuesday night at 1249 Wine Bar, located at 1249 West Main Street in Waterbury. A special "Orange Martini" will be served and proceeds will benefit No Kid Hungry.