Tilden Students to Bring Cooking up Change Lunch to Congress

February 23, 2010 | Written By:


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

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.

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

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!

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