Chapel Hill school is semi-finalist for healthy recipe
McDougle Elementary School in Chapel Hill is among 15 semi-finalists across the country in First Lady Michelle Obama's Recipes for Healthy Kids Challenge.Posted — Updated
The “Let’s Move” initiative from First Lady Michelle Obama invites schools to compete in creating the most tasty and nutritious options. The contest has attracted 340 entries.
They found inspiration in Dr. Seuss' classic story of a character who actually liked something he thought he would hate – green eggs and ham.
“It’s called stir-fried green rice, eggs and ham,” Reusing said of the school’s entry.
“When we told them there was spinach in the recipe, they were like, ‘No,’” principal Amanda Hartness said. “But as soon as they tried, it they loved it.”
The field will be narrowed to five finalists next month.
Many of the children at the McDougle haven't tried the recipe yet.
Reusing said the ultimate victory isn't necessarily national honors.
"We're hoping the kids will make this recipe at home for their parents as well," she said.
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