Real Food for Kids’ mission is to promote the health and wellbeing of every child. In honor of this commitment, we are transforming our annual Real Food for Kids Culinary Challenge into a virtual competition to keep our students and school communities safe. We are no longer holding a live event on March 21.
Instead of standing before the judges in person, students will submit a video presentation of their dish. Our panel of judges will review and score each entry based on videos and written recipes. We will also feature video entries online and allow the public to vote for their favorites. Look for more information on this option shortly.
Students and their advisors have spent the last several months preparing for this competition. The decision to shift to a virtual format allows us to honor that work and allow students to be recognized publicly—while putting everyone’s health and safety first.
We are grateful to our event sponsors—especially Silver Diner, Amazon, and Fairfax County Federation of Teachers—for their sustained support.
We are also so thankful for the teachers, school leaders, elected officials, partner nonprofit organizations, and others in our community who are working around the clock to respond to the coronavirus challenge. We look forward to continuing to work with you in the coming year and beyond to increase access to healthy food and nutrition education for every child.
Executive Director, Real Food for Kids