Healthy School Meal Recipe Challenge

Good nutrition is the bedrock of child survival and development. Well-nourished children are better able to grow, learn, play and participate in their communities. They are also more resilient in the face of crisis. Yet, today, many children are not getting the nutrition they need to survive and thrive. This is especially true for the poorest and most vulnerable children.

Chef James is on the hunt for Healthy School Meal Recipes to include in e-book featuring all of the students’ healthy recipe. It will be full of fabulous recipes for breakfast, lunch and snacks. If your recipe
gets included in the book, your name and the name of your school will be listed against your entry.

The goal of this Challenge is to promote the importance of a healthy school meal in a child’s life and the impact it has inside and outside of the classroom.


  • Computer
  • Your Phone


Use your phone to film your own snippet no longer than 120 seconds, doing your own original recipe
and showing the ingredients.


  • Recipe must include at least one locally-grown, caught or raised ingredient.
  • Dish must be an ORIGINAL recipe — we want your own creative and original dish.
  • Dish must be SIMPLE — maximum of 10 ingredients and 10 steps.
  • Be HEALTHY — vegetables, fruits, whole grains and/or lean proteins must make up at least half of the recipe.
  • Be DELICIOUS — keep it fresh, simple and yummy.
  • Be AFFORDABLE — no fancy ingredients needed.
  • Be MEANINGFUL — tell us the story of how you came up with your dish.
  • Optional — include Honest Farm Especias products in original recipe.
  • The meal must cost no more than $4 per serving.
  • Recipe submitted should be based on 4 servings.
  • 500-600 calories per serving.

Complete the Challenge:

Submit the email confirmation received from CARE Action

Post your picture with an invitational message to participate in this Challenge on your social media account and encourage your friends to join you in the fight against poverty and injustice, tag #UkandoitGlobal #SGD#1 #FightAgainstPoverty and submit the link of your social media post.


Please initial the following statements:
________This is my original recipe for a healthy school lunch. I have not copied this recipe from any other source, or if I have, I have altered cooking instructions and at minimum 3 ingredients or individual
ingredient quantities to make it my own.
Sponsor Ownership of Entries. All entries and materials submitted to Chef James “Sponsor” in connection with the Contest (collectively, “Entry Materials”), along with all copyright, trademark, and other proprietary rights associated therewith, become the property of Sponsor upon submission, and Entry Materials will not be returned to any entrant. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, you acknowledge that Sponsor will own all rights to use, modify, reproduce, publish, perform, display, distribute, make derivative works of, and otherwise commercially and non-commercially exploit the Entry Materials in perpetuity and throughout the universe, in any manner or medium now existing or hereafter developed, without separate compensation to you or any other person or entity.



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