Schools recognized for city-leading garden harvests and new plant-based recipes

Posted: Monday, June 17th 2019

San Diego Unified Food & Nutition Services held a Harvest Contest this year, measuring the amount of produce each school was able to grow and use for their own salad bars.

Nine schools harvested cumulatively 598 pounds of produce for their salad bars starting from February 28 until May 31:

  • Miramar Ranch Elementary*
  • Pacific Beach Elementary*
  • Kumeyaay Elementary*
  • Hoover High*
  • Challenger Middle*
  • Hancock Elementary
  • Ocean Beach Elementary
  • Rowan Elementary
  • Scripps Ranch High

* The top 5 schools who harvested the most by frequency and by weight will receive $200, courtesy of the La Jolla Village Garden Club. 

Students across the district also participated in the annual Kids Create Recipe Contest. This year, students were asked to create plant-based recipes, and submitted over 200 spectacular recipe ideas. The two first place winning recipes will be fatured on school menus in the 2019-20 school year!

K-5 Group

  • 1st Place   Nyella Kendrick, Webster Elem   Famous Salsa Bean Bowl
  • 2nd Place Sarngini Sudarsan, Dingeman Elem   Ambrosic Pasta Salad 
  • 3rd Place   Dylan Jones, EB Scripps Elem   Dylans Wacky Teriyaki 

6-12 Group

  • 1st Place   Aidan Christian, Pershing Middle   Chow Chow Chow Mein Mein Mein
  • 2nd Place Tifffany Nguyen, Clairemont High   Weirdly Wonderful Wrap 
  • 3rd Place   Leon Wang, La Jolla High   Butternut Squash Vegan Tacos






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