Announcing the Cooking up Change National Finalists!

April 14, 2010 | Written By:

Healthy Schools Campaign and the National Farm to School Network are
pleased to announce the finalists in the Cooking up Change National
Healthy Cooking Contest!

These talented high school and college students
designed school lunches that meet strict nutrition guidelines and taste
great. Student meals could only use ingredients commonly available for
food service and were required to incorporate a locally-produced item.
The finalists will receive an all-expenses paid trip to Taking Root, the National
Farm to Cafeteria conference
this May in Detroit, Michigan to
compete in the Cooking up Change finals. All finalists will win a
fabulous set of cookware from T-fal. In the final round, each team will
battle for first place as they prepare their meal and serve to a panel
of prestigious judges.

Congratulations to the finalists, and to
all the remarkable students who entered the Cooking up Change National
Healthy Cooking Contest!


Students on the Tohono O'odham Community Action team gather local spinach to use in the lunch they designed

High School Finalists

Harvest Challenge Team
Students: Dylan Bruce, Kateri
Burton, Anders Lewis
Teachers: Bjorn Bergman and Renee Baker
Rice Pilaf, Spinach Salad, and Peach Cobbler

St. Paul
Community Design Center Culinary Crew
Students: Xia
Lee, Kou Lee, Vinnis Lee
Teacher: Jayme Anderson
Menu: Crunchy
Pesto Chicken, Polenta Pizza, and Minnesota Slaw

O'odham Community Action Cooking Club
Students: Ross R.
Miguel, Yvette Ventura, Zade Arnold
Teacher: Mary Paganelli
Tepary Bean Quesadillas, Baby Spinach and Pear Salad with Carrot
Vinaigrette, and Yogurt Peanut Butter Fruit Dip


Basil Chicken Spaghetti
(University of California, Berkeley)
YingFang Liao, YuLi Chen, Qianxiong Zheng
Menu: Basil Chicken
Spaghetti, Sweet Potato Pancake, and Yogurt Fruit Salad

Cornbread Casserole
(University of California, Berkeley)
Brittany Mellen, Radha Changela, Kasuen Mauldin
Menu: Heart-healthy
Cornbread Casserole, Colorful Rice Delight, Brownie Surprise

Team Pollo Om-Rice (University of
California, Berkeley)
Students: Janice Chow, Clarice Kam, Regine
Menu: Pollo Om-Rice, Libon Salad, and Peachilla Parfait

posted for updates on the teams and the Cooking up Change National
Healthy Cooking Contest!


Students from the Laurel Harvest Challenge Team developing their recipes

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