Tilden Students to Bring Cooking up Change Lunch to Congress

February 23, 2010

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Student chefs present their award-winning jalapeno cornbread on Jan. 29, the day their meal was served in Chicago high schools

The
student chefs of Tilden Career Community Academy High School will bring
the healthy, great-tasting school lunch they designed – which won first
place at HSC’s Cooking up Change healthy cooking contest – to Congress
on March 2.

The
students will showcase their meal at a Capitol Hill briefing on the
future of school food where HSC’s founding executive director Rochelle
Davis will moderate a panel of speakers including:

  • Christie Vilsack, National honorary co-chair of Cooking up Change and wife of Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack
  • Karen Duncan, National honorary co-chair of Cooking up Change and wife of Secretary of Education Arne Duncan
  • Tilden High School culinary student from the Cooking up Change winning team

The
tasty lunch of chicken-vegetable jambalaya with jalapeno cornbread and
cucumber salad will be served that day at the Longworth cafeteria in
the House of Representatives office building. The healthy
student-designed lunch is part of HSC's advocacy for a strong
reauthorization of the Child Nutrition Act.

Look out next week for more details about how you can take action for school food on March 2!

Plus: Check out a video of the Tilden team's winning moment!