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Real School Food Challenge

The Real School Food Challenge is a hands-on event you can host in your community that will actively help people understand what is possible in school food. This event allows you to step into the shoes of a school food worker and learn just what goes into getting healthy, delicious food onto the lunch trays of 30 million kids every day.

This cooking challenge will spice up your next event and benefit a good cause. You’ll have some fun and help us get delicious and nutritious food to the school kids who need it most. Will you try your hand at the Real School Food Challenge?

Real School Food Challenge

The Real School Food Challenge is a hands-on event you can host in your community that will actively help people understand what is possible in school food. This event allows you to step into the shoes of a school food worker and learn just what goes into getting healthy, delicious food onto the lunch trays of 30 million kids every day.

This cooking challenge will spice up your next event and benefit a good cause. You’ll have some fun and help us get delicious and nutritious food to the school kids who need it most. Will you try your hand at the Real School Food Challenge?

Why Real School Food Challenge?

The Chef Ann Foundation has reached over 11,000 schools and 3.2 million children with healthier school food programs, but with over 98,000 schools in the U.S. and LOTS of highly processed food still on kids’ lunch trays, we have our work cut out for us. We need the help of parents, food lovers and child nutrition advocates like you to spread the word and help us speed up change.

About

So many folks ask us why they just can’t serve better food in schools? Well, it’s a complicated issue, but not impossible! By engaging in a culinary event, you can show the benefits and difficulties of scratch cooking in schools. Read more about the challenge, our past events, and how to host one of your own!

How You Can Help

Help us raise awareness and funds for our cause by hosting a Real School Food competition! Here’s the challenge – create a healthy, delicious, scratch cooked school lunch that follows USDA healthy meal guidelines and only costs $1.25 per meal? Believe it or not, $1.25 is the limit that many schools have to spend on the food we serve our kids.

Gather up some friends who have a taste for competition and invite your network to cheer them on and watch as they whip up their school lunch creation. The guests will judge each dish and choose the winner! All donations you collect at your event will support the Chef Ann Foundation in our work to get real, fresh, healthy food onto school lunch trays across the country.

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