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CCSD School Nutrition Announces Annual Parent Recipe Contest

CCSD School Nutrition Announces Annual Parent Recipe Contest

The Cherokee County School District’s School Nutrition department is searching for the best kid-friendly spinach recipes!

The fourth annual CCSD School Nutrition Parent Recipe Contest in celebration of National Farm to School Month offers parents the opportunity to earn a $100 Visa gift card sponsored by Credit Union of Georgia and see their recipe featured on school lunch menus.  This year’s featured vegetable, which is selected annually by Georgia Organics, is spinach, and the contest theme is “Are you ‘Spinach to Win It?!’”

CCSD parents are invited to share their best kid-friendly side dish recipe using spinach as the main ingredient by 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14.  Recipes need to be simple with fewer than six ingredients and not require grilling or frying.  The winner will be announced on Sept. 30, and the winning recipe will be featured on all CCSD school lunch menus on Friday, Oct. 14, as part of National School Lunch Week.

“The parent recipe contest is a highlight of the year for our team, as we love seeing their creative, healthy and delicious ideas,” CCSD School Nutrition Executive Director Tina Farmer said.  “We prepare the recipes in our test kitchen to ensure they meet our expectations for menu items.  Then we have a lot of fun tasting the recipes with our team of judges, who include culinary experts, CCSD leaders and School Board members.  We can’t wait to see what parents cook up this year!”

The official entry form with detailed guidelines is online at