Cooking up Change National Healthy Cooking Contest Challenges Students to Reinvent School Lunch: Two

February 02, 2011 | Written By:

Finalists in the 2010 national healthy cooking contest

What's your idea of the perfect school lunch? Imagine a healthy, tasty meal made within the constraints of school food service–designed by students whose peers will love it.

HSC is pleased to announce the 2011 Cooking up Change National Healthy Cooking Contest. The contest challenges teams of high school students to create a healthful and delicious school lunch that meets nutrition standards based on the Institute of Medicine’s latest recommendations and can easily be replicated in a real school food service environment.

Student entries will help raise national awareness of the need for healthy, delicious school food, and give students the opportunity to be part of an important national dialogue. The 2011 contest offers two ways to get cooking:

  • Host a local Cooking up Change contest. HSC can help a select number of cities host a local competition; the winners from this local contest will proceed to the nationals! Learn more here »
  • Enter online. Teams of students can also sign up to compete in the online portion of the contest, submitting recipes and photos to be reviewed by a panel of chefs. Learn more here »

Six teams of finalists selected from these preliminary rounds will present their lunches to a prestigious panel of judges at the contest finals in Washington, DC in May 2011!

This contest is generously sponsored by Chartwells School Dining Services, Cooking up Change Platinum Sponsor and Dannon, Cooking up Change Gold Sponsor. The contest is generously supported by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and hosted by the USDA.

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