3rd Annual School Lunch Challenge

Athens Land Trust is excited to sponsor the 2017 School Lunch Challenge — a fun, educational event engaging the Athens community with the past, present, and future of the National School Lunch Program! The event will take place March 18, 2017 at 12 PM at Whitehead Road Elementary.

This event is a cooking competition which invites participating teams, advised by members of the Clarke County School District (CCSD), to create dishes in accordance with USDA guidelines for the National School Lunch Program. Attendees will be invited to sample these dishes. A panel of student judges drawn from CCSD schools will vote to determine an overall winner. The winning team’s plate will be incorporated into the CCSD school lunch menu during the 2017-2018 school year.

In addition to the cooking competition, the event will feature cooking demonstrations and information tables hosted by groups connected to sustainable agriculture, community gardens, and childhood nutrition in the Athens area.

The event is free and open to the public but only 200 tickets will be made available. Tickets are available beginning February 24.

This year’s competitors include:
Last Resort Grill
The Place
Taqueria Del Sol
CCSD Family & Consumer Science Teachers

Attendees are encouraged to bring donation items to benefit the Food 2 Kids program operated by The Food Bank of Northeast Georgia. Requested items include: jars of peanut butter. individual oatmeal packs, beef ravioli (pop top cans), chicken and rice (pop top cans) mac and cheese (individual dry packs), and raisins (individual boxes).


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For more information, contact Jan Hebbard at jhebbard@uga.edu or (706) 542-5788.