Cooking Up Academic Success for School Lunch

On June 9, 2014, 10 teams of students from across the country travelled to Washington, D.C., to compete in Cooking Up Change—a national contest that challenges high school students to cook meals that meet nutrition standards and can be easily replicated in schools. 

Hosted by Healthy Schools Campaign, Cooking Up Change is a dynamic culinary competition that puts student voices front-and-center in the national conversation about school food. 

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Related: 2013 Cooking Up Change Profiles

At right and below are a few profiles of some of those enterprising student chefs who participated in the competition.

Additional Resources

Profile: Josue Suastegui

Josue Suastegui

Profile: Barrosha Boykin

Barrosha Boykin

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