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  • LiveWell Champs Take on a Nutrition Challenge

    An innovative culinary competition pairs JWU culinary students with Denver high schoolers to create nutritious school lunches they love — on a budget of less than $1/meal.

    LiveWell Colorado developed EatWell@School to teach students about healthy eating — as well as cooking and nutrition skills that last a lifetime.

    Beat the Clock
    With only 9 weeks until judging, they had a lot of ground to cover. They were helped every step of the way by JWU culinary nutrition students, who coached them in the fundamentals of proper nutrition, food safety and menu budgets.

    A JWU culinary student mentors high schoolers for LiveWell Champs's Nutrition Challenge“The biggest issue we faced was trying not to overload them! Going day-by-day was the only way to do it,” explained Alyson Priolo, who co-mentored the Manual High School team with Ashley Sampsel.

    On the day of competition, the student teams cooked their hearts out for the judges.

    And even though there was only 1 winner — Manual High School’s chicken pasta bake — all the teams walked away with new-found confidence in the kitchen.

    “Watching them show off what they learned in front of the judges is one moment I’ll never forget!” gushed Alyson. Ashley was just as thrilled: “I can’t believe how much they accomplished in only 9 weeks!"

    A Chance to Meet Michelle Obama
    In May, the winning team flies to Washington, DC, to compete in the national Cooking Up Change Competition — the winners of which get to meet First Lady Michelle Obama.

    “I’d do this again in a heartbeat,” Alyson said proudly as she watched the winning team accept their trophies.

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