Today: Cooking up Change National Healthy Cooking Contest Finals!

May 17, 2010

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Today is the day of the Cooking up Change national
healthy cooking contest! Teams of students from across the US are
gathering in Detroit at Taking Root, the 5th National Farm to Cafeteria Conference, in
an effort to become the national champions of this healthy culinary
competition. Students are creating healthy school meals that taste
great, incorporate a local ingredient, and can be easily prepared in a
typical school food service environment.

These tasty, healthy
entries will be judged by a prestigious and diverse panel of judges that includes
high school students, chefs, advocates, policy makers and others —
including our national honorary co-chairs, Karen Duncan and Christie Vilsack.

Good
luck to the high school student finalists from Laurel
High School
, the Tohono
O'odham Community Action Cooking Club
, and the St. Paul Community
Design Center
; and to the college division finalists from the
University of California Berkeley.

Winners will be announced at
the Taking Root conference plenary on Tues. May 18. The winning team
will head home with a trophy and fabulous prizes. All teams are making
valuable contributions to the future of school lunch by bringing a
student perspective to the national discussion of sustainable, healthful
school food. We're thrilled to spotlight the students’ remarkable
talent and cheer on the young chefs as they raise a unified voice for
healthy school food in Cooking up Change!

Plus: For live updates
from the contest in Detroit this afternoon, be sure to follow HSC on
Twitter
!