Media Share a Taste of Cooking up Change!

  • February 3, 2011

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Richards student Gerardo Garcia is interviewed by ABC news.

On Jan. 24, a healthy school lunch deisnged by high school culinary students was serverd to more than 20,000 students across Chicago. Healthy Schools Campaign was thrilled to enjoy lunch that day with the culinary students of Richards Career Academy who created the menu, a tasty lunch of Afro-Caribe Plancha, Soup of Sunshine and Citrus Crunch Salad. The meal won first place in HSC's Cooking up Change healthy cooking contest. Janey Thornton, USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services, traveled from Washington, DC to congratulate the students.

The media coverage of this meaningful lunch at Richards Career Academy added to the excitement of the day for students, advocates and all who care about school food. Check out some of the media highlights below!

Across the USA News from Every State
1.25.2011 | USA Today

Richards chefs dish about winning cooking contest
1.25.2011 | The Mash

USDA official visits Chicago, talks about food deserts
1.25.2011 | WBEZ

Chicago high school student chef winners serve up classmates
1.24.2011 | AP

Richards Career Academy chefs
1.24.2011 | Univision

CPS students win student chef contest
1.24.2011 | WGN-TV

Richards' student chefs win citywide cook-off
1.24.2011 | ABC 7 Chicago

High School Students’ Meal To Be Served Systemwide
1.24.2011 | WBBM-TV CBS 2 Chicago

Many thanks to all who took part in this exciting event, and congratulations once again to the talented student chefs!