National Produce

Fresh Summit Contest Spotlights Healthy Eating For Kids

Students from the Walker Junior High School in La Palma, California, will put 10 produce-centric recipes to the test at the 4th annual PMA Fresh Summit Sensory Experience Contest this coming Friday, Oct. 17.

The contest, sponsored by Bolthouse Farms and supported by Disney Consumer Products, features the top 10 recipes submitted by exhibitors. They will be judged by the students and 15 buyers from companies including Delhaize America, Pro*Act and Supervalu.

“Inspiring children to eat more fresh produce can take many shapes,” says Todd Putman, chief commercial officer for Bolthouse Farms. “Whether it’s traditional marketing like the ‘eat brighter!’ movement, or through engagement in contests like this one, it’s our responsibility as an industry to engage tomorrow’s leaders in efforts that lead to a healthier lifestyle.”

Finalists and recipes are:
Alsum Farms & Produce Inc.—Rainbow Potato Pancakes

Ball Design—Fresh Fruit Nachos with Honey Yogurt Drizzle

Church Brothers LLC—Rainbow Kale Tostada

Giorgio Fresh Co.—Mushroom Sauce Pizza with Mozzarella & Cheddar Cheese

Green Giant Fresh—Cauliflower & Avocado Croquettes with Honey Dijon & Avocado Aioli

Mucci Farms—Cool Summer Treats Made with Cutecumbers™

Sage Fruit Co.—Skinny Breakfast Apple Turnovers

Sunkist—Sunkist® Orange Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Wholesum Family Farms—Wholesum Harvest® Eggplant Vegetable Balls with Roma Tomato Sauce

Wish Farms—Wish Farms Strawberry Blueberry Hazelnut Chocolate Flatbread

More than 55 produce-centric, kid-friendly recipes were submitted. During the Sensory Experience Contest, the judges, buyers and kids will place their votes for “Buyers’ Choice” and “Kids’ Choice.”

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