Round Lake Area Schools’ Students Have Fun While Learning Lifelong Healthy Habits with Sodexo Future Chefs: Healthy Sandwich Challenge
On Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. Elementary school students in Round Lake Area Schools will learn about the importance of healthy eating while honing their culinary skills thanks to education partner and Quality of Life Services provider Sodexo during its annual Future Chefs Challenge. The national initiative, which is in its fourth year, was created to get students thinking about making healthy food choices while also encouraging them to get active and creative in the kitchen. Round Lake Area School students are joining nearly 2,000 other students representing over 1,000 Sodexo-served school sites in 30 states nationally in this fun and educational challenge.
44 elementary school students submitted healthy sandwich recipes and the 10 best recipes were selected to participate in the districtwide finals event. Finalists will prepare and present their creations before being assessed on criteria, including: originality, taste, ease of presentation, kid friendliness and use of healthy ingredients.
Round Lake Area Schools joins approximately 166 other school districts across the country holding Future Chefs events throughout February and March. The winning student from each participating district will be considered for the regional finalist awards, and the selected regional finalists will vie to become one of five national finalists competing for the public’s vote on a special Future Chefs YouTube channel.
This year’s festivities will be celebrated at John T. Magee Middle School 500 Cedar Lake Road, Round Lake, IL 60073. Students arrive at 9:00 a.m. and the competition begins at 9:30 a.m. Photos may be taken during the competition. Judging will begin approximately at 11:30 a.m.
Sodexo, a partner in First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move initiative to end childhood obesity, is committed to taking measurable, sustainable actions that ensure a brighter future in the areas of health and wellness, environmental stewardship and community development. The Future Chefs program is one of the many ways Sodexo shares it health and well-being expertise with the clients, customers and communities it serves.