Round Lake Area Schools Students Ditch Candy and Chips for Healthy After-School Snacks in the Sodexo 2015 Future Chefs Challenge
WHAT: While healthy eating can be a challenge for kids and parents, elementary school students in Round Lake Area Schools will use their creativity and culinary skills to make healthy, after-school snacks in nutrition partner and Quality of Life Services provider Sodexo’s 2015 Future Chefs Challenge. The national initiative, which is in its fifth year, was created to get students thinking about making healthy food choices while also encouraging them to get active and creative in the kitchen. RLAS students are joining over 2,500 other students representing over 1,000 Sodexo-served school sites in 29 states nationally in this fun and educational challenge.
47 elementary school students submitted healthy, after-school snack recipes and the 18 best were selected to participate in the district-wide 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. RLAS joins approximately 230 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 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.
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 its health and well-being expertise with the clients, customers and communities it serves.
WHEN: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: John T. Magee Middle School 500 Cedar Lake Rd, Round Lake, IL.
PHOTOS OPS & INTERVIEWS: Interviews and photo ops can be conducted between 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. At this time you can watch the students prepare their items and judging / awards will begin soon after.
CONTACTS: Onsite Day-of-Event Contact
Gwendolyn Williams – 224-358-7510 – Gwendolyn.Williams@Sodexo.com
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