making American schools healthy, one child at a time
The Real Food for Kids Culinary Challenge, held this year on March 2nd, is an annual event that gives an opportunity to NOVA students to influence food served in schools.
The goal of this challenge was for teams of 2-5, each from different schools, to craft and create a healthy and appetizing menu item, abiding to the USDA guidelines, a provided budget, and certain ingredients, to ultimately feature the winning meal in school cafeterias across the region next year.
The lunch entries were judged by a panel of "students, school food professionals, chefs, and local luminaries", one of which was our Founder and CEO, Shreya Papneja.
"It was an incredible experience. Various teams presented their dishes by giving a one minute presentation in which they discussed their inspiration for creating the meal. Each judge was provided with a portion, or sample, of the dish, and then graded its creativity, taste, appearance, and presentation on a scale from one to ten. The scores were then calculated, and the winner was later announced."
Real Food for Kids
CHAPS is a non-profit organization that aims to enable and empower school going children to make healthier choices. We cooperate with our local policy makers, business leaders, health experts, and children in which we give our community a platform to come together and share knowledge, experiences, and solutions about one of the most distressing problems in the 21st century - childhood obesity.
CHAPS is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization