The USDA is putting on a cooking contest that just happens to feature healthy vegan foods. The grand prize winner will receive $3000!
Here’s a description of the contest:
Let’s Move!, in association with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), is challenging school nutrition professionals, chefs, students, parents and interested community members to create tasty, healthy, exciting new recipes for inclusion on school lunch menus across the country.
Participants will form teams, develop, document, and prepare at least one healthy recipe in one of three categories (Whole Grains, Dark Green and Orange vegetables, or Dry Beans and Peas). Their creations will be served in the school’s cafeteria, and rated by students. Fifteen semi-finalist teams will have their recipe evaluated by our judging panel during events held at their school, 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. Winning teams will be invited to prepare their nutrition-packed meals alongside White House chefs.
The fantastic prizes are:
Grand Prize Winner – $3000
First Place (Whole Grains) – $1500
Second Place (Whole Grains) – $1000
First Place (Dark Green and Orange Vegetables) – $1500
Second Place (Dark Green and Orange Vegetables) – $1000
First Place (Dry Beans and Peas) – $1500
Second Place (Dry Beans and Peas) – $1000
Popular Choice Award – $1500
Learn more and enter at recipesforkidschallenge.com.