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CPS Cooks Up Change in Cafeterias

Healthy Schools Campaign hosts annual contest for high school students



    (Published Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010)

    Move over sloppy joes and corn dogs. Here's some new food for thought in Chicago Public High Schools.

    The Healthy Schools Campaign is holding their annual Cooking up Change contest for culinary arts students from Chicago's public high schools. The organization aims to promote healthier eating among students across the country.

    This particular competition challenges contestants to prepare a healthy school lunch that exceeds USDA standards and uses a local food item while keeping in mind the ingredients commonly available to food service and can easily be replicated in school kitchens. The winning meal will then make its debut in High School lunch lines across the city.

    Last year's winning meal was a chicken-vegetable jambalaya, jalapeño cornbread and cucumber salad. It's definitely a step up from Salisbury steak and probably tastes better too!

    Bon Apétit!