PowerPlates Recipe Contest
The Virginia PTA Power Plates Program is designed to encourage students to practice healthy eating habits by creating their own recipes. Any student in grades k-12 attending a Virginia school with a PTA can enter.
Classroom Pilot!: In addition to the classic single student entry, the Hunt District is piloting a classroom category, so classrooms can collaborate to create recipes together and compete against other classrooms creating recipes!!
FIVE RECIPE CATEGORIES:
FIVE GRADE DIVISIONS:
INGREDIENTS FOR AN ENTRY:
Please ensure the recipe is 'healthy' according to the
USDA MyPlate Nutrition Guidance (www.ChooseMyPlate.gov)
How to Enter
Submit the Recipe, Photo and Entry Form to Virginia PTA by email. Each entry should be emailed separately with the Students Name, Food Category and Division in the subject line of the e-mail. If you have a package of entries from an entire class, please contact HuntDD@VAPTA.org to make special arrangements.
Entries should be e-mailed to HuntDD@VAPTA.org & PowerPlates@VAPTA.org by February 3, 2020.
Judging will be based on the following criteria:
Recipes due to PowerPlates@vapta.org
February 3, 2020
District Winner Recognition
March 28, 2020
October: National Farm to School Month #FarmtoSchool & #F2SMonth)
October 15-19: National School Lunch Week #NSLW18
October 17: National Take Your Parent to Lunch Day
November: Healthy Lifestyles month
March 5-9: National School Breakfast Week #NSMW18
April 22-26, 2019: Every Kid Healthy Week
May 3, 2019: School Lunch Hero Day (Ted Talk & Book Series)
May 6-10, 2019: School Nutrition Employee Week
- Entries are judged by judges appointed by the Virginia PTA Health and Safety Committee.
- Awards will be announced by mail, email and/or telephone by in April.
- First Place winners are invited to the Virginia PTA Student Awards Ceremony in Richmond in April/May
- 2016-2017 Power Plates Winners
- 2017-2018 Power Plates Winners
- 2018-2019 Power Plates Winners