The Recipe Challenge has ended. Thank you to all of the participants for helping make the contest a success!
Join us on Monday, June 7, at 7 p.m. EST on Facebook Live. Beau Coffron, known as Lunchbox Dad, will join us for Q&A — and winners of the Young Cooks Recipe Challenge will be announced! Follow us on Facebook for more details.
Even more exciting: At this event, you will be the first to see “The Healthy Lunch” — a kid-friendly cookbook filled with food safety activities and 14 new safe recipes!
Check out this blog post on how creating safe recipes teaches kids valuable skills!
Every recipe that follows the directions (qualifying entries) will go into the first round of judging for their category. The finalist from each category will then compete for the Grand Prize!
Every recipe will be made as it was written and will be judged based on the following criteria:
Taste: 25 points
Visual Appeal: 25 points
Creativity: 25 points
Following Directions & Using the Safe Recipe Style Guide: 25 points
A Grand Prize winner and three finalists will be announced at an online event on June 7, 2021, as part of World Food Safety Day.
The Grand Prize winner will receive a $100 gift card for a major online retailer. The remaining three finalists will receive a $50 gift card for a major online retailer. All prizes will go to the adult on the entry form to distribute accordingly. For winning teams, the total prize is a $50 or $100 gift card for a major online retailer — not per person.
Winners in all categories will be featured in the Partnership for Food Safety Education (PFSE) blog and social media. They will also have their recipe featured in an online cookbook that will be distributed to thousands!
Many will enter, but only a few will win.
Learn more about how to write a recipe with food safety instructions!
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