“Chopped” Episode Puts the Spotlight on School Nutrition

September 26, 2012 – Spoiler alert! Did you catch school nutrition professionals on “Chopped” last night? The episode highlighted how school chefs go above and beyond the call of duty by educating students, encouraging healthy lifestyles and making a difference in the community!

While Cindy Tinnel was crowned “Chopped” champion for the evening, all of the school chef competitors were awarded with generous cash prizes, as well as a special trip to visit Washington, D.C., and tour the White House garden. The episode was really a victory for all hardworking school chefs across the country.

The four school chef competitors of the "Class Acts, Too" episode were:

  • Terry Accaira, General Food Worker, Buena Vista R-31, Colo.
  • Shannon Solomon, Coordinator, Aurora Public Schools, Colo.
  • Lynnette Thomas, Manager, Saint Martinville Primary School, La.
  • Cindy Tinnel, Manager, Henry Maxwell Elementary, Nashville, Tenn.

The episode also featured a special 30-second public service announcement from SNA, promoting healthy school meals available in cafeterias all across the country.

Submit your completed Scavenger Hunt Form to be entered in SNA's special prize drawing. One winner will receive a Master Chef cookware set from All-Clad. An additional 25 winners will receive cookbooks from the Food Network library.

You can fax the form to (301) 686-3115 or scan it and email it to chopped@schoolnutrition.org. Forms must be received by 5:00 pm EST on October 1, 2012, to be eligible.

Don’t forget – if you hosted or attended a viewing party, be sure to post pictures to Facebook or email them to chopped@schoolnutrition.org. They could be featured in School Nutrition magazine!

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