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Campus and community partners host fourth annual school lunch competition

Local chefs will once again take on the School Lunch Challenge March 24, creating tasty dishes that meet USDA requirements for the National School Lunch Program. Attendees will have a chance to sample the creations at the cooking competition from noon-1:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of Whitehead Road Elementary School.

The 2018 event will offer 250 free tickets to the general public. The centerpiece of the event is a cooking competition that invites participating teams, advised by nutritionists from the Clarke County School District, to create dishes in accordance with USDA guidelines for the National School Lunch Program. A panel of student judges drawn from CCSD schools will vote to determine an overall winner. The winning team’s plate will be incorporated into the CCSD school lunch menu during the 2018-2019 school year.

The event is open free to the public but ­attendance is limited. Tickets are available at Attendees are encouraged to bring donation items to benefit the Food 2 Kids program operated by the Foodbank of Northeast Georgia. For more information, contact Jan ­Hebbard at or 706-542-5788.