2019 Student Chef Competition
For the seventh 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 2019 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 red/orange 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 Madison College on May 16, 2019. The teams invited to the Cooking Competition were:
- BEJ, Green Bay East High School, Green Bay Area School District
- The Blondies, Grafton High School, Grafton School District
- The Deviled Eggs, South Park Middle School, Oshkosh Area School District
- Plymouth Burger Palz, Plymouth High School, Plymouth School District
- Wolves, Algoma High School, Algoma School District
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 Blondies of Grafton High School were declared the winners. Congratulations to all participants! Qualifying recipes will be included in the seventh annual Wisconsin Student Chef Competition Cookbook. Hard copies will be available in fall 2019. You may request hard copies of the cookbook by using the Wisconsin Team Nutrition Resource Order Form.
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.