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UGA, community partners to hold school lunch cooking competition

Local chefs will take on the School Lunch Challenge creating tasty dishes that meet U.S. Department of Agriculture requirements for the National School Lunch Program, and local residents will have a chance to sample the creations at the cooking competition March 28 from 2-4 p.m. in the cafeteria of Barrow Elementary School. The competition will be free to the public, but attendance will be capped at 150 people. Tickets are available at

The event will center on a cooking competition, which invites participating teams, drawn from local restaurants and nonprofit organizations and advised by members of the Clarke County School District nutrition staff, to create dishes in accordance with USDA guidelines for the National School Lunch Program. Student judges will vote to determine an overall winner. The winning team’s recipe will be incorporated into the CCSD school lunch menu during the 2015-2016 school year.