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On July 9, 2013 Healthy Schools Campaign convened a meeting of 20 health and education experts to discuss opportunities for integrating health and wellness into the Department of Education’s School Improvement Grant program. Last week, Healthy Schools Campaign released the meeting report which highlights a number of strategies identified by the group including:
How many high school students would pass up chips for veggies? You wouldn't think that many, but three Winston-Salem/ Forsyth County culinary students are taking part in a competition that might help to change that.
Some local students spent part of their day in the kitchen competing in the Cooking up Change national culinary contest.
In this web extra, Sara Porter with the Healthy Schools Campaign explains what the contest is all about.
More than 700 guests attended a culinary competition at Bridgeport Art Center’s Skyline Loft for student teams from 15 of the city’s public high schools. Chicago Vocational Career Academy won the challenge, and the event raised $178,000 for Healthy Schools Campaign.
Remember cafeteria cheeseburger pizza squares glazed with orange cheese? School lunch can be a very bad thing. But with actual students on the case, that might change.
Watch out, Gordon Ramsay and Paula Deen. Student teams from nine Los Angeles Unified schools whipped up their own creatively inspired meals Thursday in the district’s “Cooking Up Change” competition at Los Angeles Trade Technical College.
LAUSD hosted the “Cooking up Change” healthy cooking competition for high school student to create menu items that meet nutrition guidelines and budgetary constraints.
Inspired by his grandmother’s insistence that he do something positive with his life, student and chef Leon Sanchez of Chicago turned to cooking “as a door, a window, to further myself as I’m becoming a better man and a better person.” Leon often cooks for his family, and he takes every opportunity to make healthy meals for his younger brother, who suffers from diabetes.