'Eggcellent’ ideas win Kids Create Recipe Contest

Posted: Wednesday, July 13th 2016


Recipe contest winners

Tater Egg-urito or Eggcelent Bowl anyone?

Sarah Pritchett, third-grader at Foster Elementary and Challenger Middle students Toni Anne Salamanca and Emily Ngov recently won the Kids Create Recipe Contest with these outstanding recipes.

These two winning items will be featured on the respective grade level breakfast menus next year.

The annual contest, hosted by The Food and Nutrition Services Department, aims to get kids involved and excited about school food and maintains the district’s commitment to “food for kids, by kids.” The contest also offers a lesson in nutrition and creativity as the students have to determine ingredients that would satisfy requirements, such as a 2 oz. portion of protein per serving, in a manner that would be able to be made in a school kitchen but unique enough to set it apart as a winner. 

The contest is broken down into two categories, K-5 and 6-12. This year was the first year the contest asked for breakfast recipes – breakfast burritos for K-5 and breakfast bowls for 6-12.

K-5 Category
1st place- Sarah Pritchett, for her “Tater Egg-urito” Grade 3 at Stephen Foster Elementary
2nd place- Vy Le and Marleigh Sigler, for their “Morning Sunshine Burrito” Grade 5 at Walker Elementary
3rd place- Jordan Clifford, for his “Boss Breakfast Burrito” Grade 4 at Green Elementary

6-12 Category
1st place- Toni Anne Salamanca and Emily Ngov for their “Eggcelent Bowl” Grade 7 at Challenger Middle School
2nd place- Rachel Shimkus for her “Delicieux Bowl” Grade 7 at Challenger Middle School
3rd place- Gerardo Leon for his “Honey Bee Bowl” grade 8 at Challenger Middle School

Winners also received prizes such as a Kindle Fire or Amazon gift card courtesy of Hollandia Dairy, who helped sponsor the contest. For more information on the Kids Create Recipe Contest, contact The Food and Nutrition Services Department. For additional photos, please visita Facebook post, Instagram post, Twitter post. 

 

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