USDA and Let’s Move Hold School Food Recipe Contest

by Bettina Elias Siegel on September 10, 2010

First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign, along with the USDA, are offering cash prizes for coming up with tasty, healthy recipes for inclusion on school lunch menus.

Teams — consisting of school nutrition professionals, chefs, students, parents and interested community members — have to develop and prepare at least one recipe in one of three categories (Whole Grains, Dark Green and Orange vegetables, or Dry Beans and Peas), then serve it in their cafeteria where it will be rated by students.  Fifteen semi-finalist teams will have their recipe evaluated by the contest judges, and the top three teams will compete in a national cook-off to determine the grand prize winner. (Semi-finalists’ recipes will also be posted for online voting by the public to determine a Popular Choice Winner.)

Prizes will range from $1,500 to $3,000, and the contest period ends on December 30th.

Visit www.RecipesforKidsChallenge.com to learn how to enter and for other contest details.

[Hat tip:  Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution]

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