A competition is being run that will end with a special kids’ cookbook
The province of Drenthe has devised a special way to teach pupils to eat healthier in its primary schools, by organising a competition in which students and schools can devise and submit recipes. The most beautiful recipes will find their way on to the menu some of the best restaurants in the area, and will also become the first cook-book for children in The Netherlands.
In restaurants, a children’s menu often consists of fries with a frikandel, croquette, chicken nuggets or a pancake: not exactly healthy. The province of Drenthe and the organisations Young Learning to Eat, and Drenthe Healthy challenged restaurants and primary schools for the second time this year to participate in the cooking competition “Kindermenu 2.0”, reports the Province of Drenthe.
The aim of the competition is to get a tasty, regional and healthy children’s menu on the table at restaurants in Drenthe. All schools in Drenthe received a digital toolkit with information and inspiration to help students on their way to invent a dish.
A real professional jury – consisting of a cook, JOGG director, and an alderman – assessed the entries per municipality. They chose which dish / menu was most delicious, fresh, regional, healthy and affordable.
The winning recipe will be put on the menu of the participating restaurant and all winning dishes from the twelve municipalities in Drenthe have been bundled in an inspiring cookbook!
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