Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona to select five finalists for contest
Jan. 9, 2013
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
is looking for healthy lunchbox recipes.
kids are invited to submit their ideas for a fresh take on take-to-school lunch through the
Kids Cooking Challenge
, part of Blue Cross Blue Shield of
Walk On! program
Five top entries will be chosen based on inventiveness, potential taste and nutrition. The recipes will go head-to-head in a public vote for the grand-prize winner.
Kids Cooking Challenge is open for recipe submissions
– 23, 2013. To be considered, each submission must:
- Be inventive, delicious and nutritious
- Be a recipe for a hot or cold main dish lunch item
- Include at least one fruit and/or vegetable
- Be able to be packed to take to school
"I love to cook and I thought the contest was a good way to show people how to make something healthy taste better," said
, a student from Basha Elementary School in
who submitted a recipe for broccoli with raspberries in the 2012 competition.
Finalists will be paired with a local professional chef from Fox Restaurant Concepts who will help them prepare their recipes on film. The taped videos will be available online at BCBSAZ's Facebook page and at
for public voting from
February 5 - 14, 2013
. The grand-prize winner will receive a new bike and be announced on
February 19, 2013
and at BCBSAZ's Facebook page.
for complete contest details and to submit a recipe. All entries must be received no later than
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013
to be considered.
Now in its eighth year, the
program is a consistent component for many fifth-grade classrooms around
, supporting schools' efforts to teach the importance of good nutrition and physical activity. The
Challenge is a free health and fitness challenge implemented in classrooms each year in February designed to motivate fifth-grade students across
to incorporate healthy habits into their daily routines for a healthier future.
The Kids Cooking Challenge is open to children ages 9 – 12, regardless of whether their class is participating in the
About Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
Blue Cross Blue Shield of
(BCBSAZ), an independent licensee of the
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association
, is the largest
-based health insurance company. The not-for-profit company was founded in 1939 and provides health insurance products, services or networks to 1.3 million individuals. With offices in
and the East Valley, the company employs more than 1,300 Arizonans. Follow BCBSAZ at
or on Twitter at @bcbsaz to get information on health and wellness, a knowledgeable perspective on health insurance reform, and become a part of what we're doing in your community.
SOURCE Blue Cross Blue Shield of