2014 Sodexo Future Chefs Finalist Highlight: Meredith Moore – Milton-Freewater Unified School District in Milton-Freewater, Oregon

2014 Sodexo Future Chefs Finalist Highlight: Meredith Moore – Milton-Freewater Unified School District in Milton-Freewater, Oregon

Multimedia from this Release

Friday, May 2, 2014 - 12:30pm

CAMPAIGN: Sodexo Future Chefs: Healthy Sandwich Challenge

CONTENT: Multimedia with summary

View all the Future Chefs finalists here 
Vote for your favorite receipe here

The Sodexo Future Chefs program, which is in its fourth year as a national event, creates positive behavioral changes in students by enabling them to get actively involved in good nutrition. More than 2,000 students, representing approximately 1,000 Sodexo-served schools in 30 states, were selected to participate in 110 local events.

Students at Sodexo-served elementary schools nationwide created healthy and fun sandwich recipes and this one was chosen as one of the five best. Each day this week, we will highlight one of our five finalists.

The finalists are all elementary school students from Sodexo-served school districts across the country, and each created videos of their own healthy sandwich creations which can be seen on a dedicated YouTube channel. Visitors to the site are encouraged to view the finalist videos and vote for their favorite recipe today at http://bit.ly/SodexoFutureChefs. Public vote will determine the 2014 national winner. Voting is open for one week from Monday, April 28 through Sunday, May 4.

The winning student recipes were considered by a collection of Sodexo K-12 chefs to narrow the field to 35 regional winners, who were further evaluated by a panel of judges to select the five students who would advance to the program’s national phase.  Finalists were selected based on the originality, presentation, ease of preparation, kid-friendliness, and healthiness of their recipes.

Our first highlighted finalist is Meredith Moore from the Milton-Freewater Unified School District in Milton-Freewater, Oregon. Her recipe is the “Toasted Cheese Dippers with Mango Salsa.” When determining what she wanted to create for this competition, Meredith said she wanted to make something that was kid appealing, but that adults would also love and find nutritious.

Visit Sodexo on Facebook and follow on Twitter @SodexoUSA.

About Sodexo

Sodexo in North America 
Sodexo, Inc. (www.sodexoUSA.com), leading Quality of Life services company in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, delivers On-site Services in Corporate, Education, Health Care, Government, and Remote Site segments, as well as Benefits and Rewards Services and Personal and Home Services. Sodexo, Inc., headquartered in Gaithersburg, Md., funds all administrative costs for the Sodexo Foundation (www.SodexoFoundation.org), an independent charitable organization that, since its founding in 1999, has made more than $17 million in grants to end childhood hunger in America. Visit the corporate blog at blogs.sodexousa.com.