CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS ARE COOKING UP CHANGE
At Healthy Schools Campaign’s Annual Fundraiser
Winning Meal to Be Served at ALL CPS Schools Next Semester
Who: Students from 18 Chicago public high schools are Cooking up Change as part of Healthy Schools Campaign’s annual healthy cooking contest and fundraiser.
What: Cooking up Change is a culinary competition founded by Healthy Schools Campaign that challenges student chefs to create healthy and delicious school meals that their peers will enjoy, while meeting strict nutritional standards and a tight budget, about $1 per meal —constraints schools deal with every day. The winning team’s dishes will be served at all Chicago Public Schools next semester and the students will also win an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. to compete at the national competition.
Where: Skyloft at the Bridgeport Art Center
1200 W. 35th St., Chicago, IL 60609
When: Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Student cooking and meal prep in the kitchen
3:00 – 5:45 p.m. Student presentations to the judging panel
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Reception begins
7:30 – 8:00 p.m. Award Presentation
Why: One in three American children and teens is overweight or obese, and many students eat up to half their daily calories at school. By challenging student chefs to create healthy and delicious school meals, Cooking up Change puts student voices front and center in the national conversation about school food. The competition instills confidence among the students. For the majority of these young people, winning a trip to Washington, DC would be first trip outside of Chicago, an experience of a lifetime! For more information, visit www.cookingupchange.org.