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10 March 2011 Dinner News – School Lunch

Vote Now!

Healthy Kids Recipe Website Front Page

Popular Choice voting is now open

To promote economical healthier options in US school lunches the USDA is hosting a recipe competition for programs that participate in the National School Lunch Program.  Teams consist of at least 4 people (school nutrition professional, chef, student, and a community member) and submit recipes that can be made in a commercial school kitchen following NSLP guidelines in one of three categories – Whole Grains, Dark Green and Orange vegetables, or Dry Beans and Peas.

The top 30 will be used in a cookbook to be published in December 2011. The top 15 semi-finalist will be visited by the judging panel for an on site presentation of their recipe(s) as part of a regular food service.  The finalist will compete head to head in a cook off at a date to be announced.

Voting is now open for the popular choice at – Recipes for Healthy Kids – until May 15, 2011.

The USDA has also created the Chefs Move to School program helping Chef’s and schools connect for a better school lunch.

Give a change a chance!

300+ submission are listed in addition to the semi-finalists.  All recipes provide both 6 and 50 serving ingredient lists. Here are some suggestions for substitutes of some American classics that both adults and kids can enjoy:

Legumes

Eagle Pizza (Oklahoma) – Tostada, bean and veggie “pie”.
Panelle Fries (Florida) – Baked bean flour alternative to french fries.
7 Bean Veggie Chili (Connecticut) –  Served with pita and sour cream.

Vegetable

Berry Delicious Salad (Wisconsin) – In season fruit, chicken, and poppyseed dressing.
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