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Whipping Up Wisconsin Wellness


2018 Student Chef Competition

For the sixth consecutive year, student teams across the state worked together to develop and cook nutritious recipes that could easily be incorporated into the school food service program and at home. The 2018 Whipping Up Wellness, Wisconsin Student Chef Competition allowed creative student teams of three to five middle and high school students to gain hands-on cooking experience and the knowledge and skills to prepare healthy meals. All recipes had to include a dark green vegetable. The competition consisted of a Recipe Contest and a Cooking Competition. The top five teams from the Recipe Contest were invited to participate in the Cooking Competition at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on May 17, 2018. The teams invited to the Cooking Competition were:

  • Burger Boyz, Plymouth High School, Plymouth School District
  • Enaemaehkiw Cepahkowak (Thunder Cooks), Menominee Indian Middle School, Menominee Indian School District
  • Greeny Beanys, New Glarus High School, New Glarus School District
  • Honeeys, Howards Grove Middle School, Howards Grove Public Schools
  • Soup-A-Stars, Tomahawk High School, School District of Tomahawk

Judges scored the final dishes on taste, appearance, originality, student appeal, and the team's overall presentation. After two hours of cooking and the presentation of five delicious dishes, the Soup-A-Stars of Tomahawk High School were declared the winners. Congratulations to all participants! Qualifying recipes may be included in the sixth annual Wisconsin Student Chef Cookbook. You may request hard copies of the cookbook by using the Wisconsin Team Nutrition Resource Order Form. 

Whipping Up Wisconsin Wellness Newsletter

The Whipping Up Wellness Newsletter is a monthly newsletter to promote nutrition education. The newsletter provides tips and resources to foodservice professionals by sharing new resources, grant opportunities, and upcoming trainings. It also provides easy-to-use nutrition education lessons, healthy eating tips, and recipes. The newsletter can be delivered to your email by subscribing to our listserv or you may view our archived issues.

The Wisconsin Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity State Plan

The state plan was developed by the WI Department of Health.  It is a long range planning document focusing on the best ways to be active, eat well, and prevent obesity.  Strategies in the plan to reduce overweight and obesity in Wisconsin will be targeted to reach children, adolescents, and adults across all races and socioeconomic levels.