Marshall High School’s Culinary Academy won the Real Food for Kids Culinary Challenge for the second consecutive year on Saturday, March 12 at Robinson High School. The school’s winning entry was a Thai inspired Chicken Wrap served with a soba noodle and vegetable salad.
Marshall’s Culinary Academy team was one of four that was challenged to create a more delicious and nutritious version of a typical school lunch entree that could be adapted for use on the Fairfax County Public School menu.
“We could use these ideas,” said Rodney Taylor, Fairfax County Public School’s Food Service and Nutrition director and a competition judge. “This kind of input serves our goal to ensure students have access to nutritious meals that promote life-long healthy eating behavior.”
The Culinary Challenge included seven other schools’ teams that offered preparations of creative healthful breakfasts and snacks as potential additions to the menus as well. Franklin, Sandburg, Irving, Stone and Glasgow middle schools presented in the snack category and Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School and West Potomac High made grab-and-go breakfasts. Each student was awarded a participation certificate.