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2017 Future Chefs

While healthy eating can be a challenge for kids and parents, elementary school students across the country are using their creativity and culinary skills to make healthy comfort food recipes in nutrition partner and Quality of Life Services provider Sodexo’s 2017 Future Chefs Challenge. The national initiative, which is going onto its seventh year, was created to get students thinking about making healthy food choices while also encouraging them to get active and creative in the kitchen! 

This year, students from 256 school districts joined over 2,500 other students representing over 1,300 Sodexo-served school sites in 30 states nationally in this fun and educational challenge.

School districts across the country held Future Chefs events throughout February and March 2017. The winning student from each participating district was considered for the top 40 regional finalist awards, and the selected regional finalists vied to become one of five national finalists competing for the public’s vote on a special Future Chefs YouTube channel.

Watch videos from past events:


Congratulations to this year's national winner - Madison Bigej from Canby School District in Oregon!

Her winning recipe: Cauliflower Tots


Madi Tots
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