While healthy eating can be a challenge for kids and parents, elementary school students across the country are using their creativity and culinary skills to make healthy comfort food recipes in nutrition partner and Quality of Life Services provider Sodexo’s 2017 Future Chefs Challenge. The national initiative, which is into its seventh year, was created to get students thinking about making healthy food choices while also encouraging them to get active and creative in the kitchen!
This year, students from 256 school districts joined over 2,500 other students representing over 1,000 Sodexo-served school sites in 29 states nationally in this fun and educational challenge.
School districts across the country have held Future Chefs events throughout February and March of this year. The winning student from each participating district was considered for regional finalist awards, and the selected regional finalists competed to become one of five national finalists. These five national finalists competed for your vote through from April 24-30th.
Sodexo is pleased to announce that Madi B., who prepared healthy cauliflower tots, is the winner of the 2017 Future Chefs competition.