Brevard Students Get Cooking For Dairy Council Of Florida’s Gridiron Challenge

By  //  April 11, 2018

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Gemini, Roosevelt Elementary Schools taking part

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Milk, cheese, yogurt. These are just some of the dairy products that can be used to create a delicious recipe. Students from Pinemount, Gemini, Roosevelt and Bunnell Elementary Schools will soon put their dairy-based recipes to the test at the annual Gridiron Cooking Challenge.

“Dairy is an important part of our everyday diets – and that’s especially true for children,” said Teresa Moran-Wiebe, Director Youth Wellness.

“This event gives students the tools they need to make healthier decisions, coupled with hands-on learning. Each year, we love seeing what the kids come up with!”

This year’s finalists from Brevard County are:

Gemini Elementary School, Melbourne Beach

•   Recipe: Three-Course Wonton Meal with Whole Milk Shooters

  • Mary Meyers, 12, 6th grade
  • Lila Schoolfield, 12, 6th grade
  • Corbin Brown, 11, 5th grade
  • Max Carl, 11, 5th grade

Roosevelt Elementary School, Cocoa Beach

•   Recipe: Breakfast of Champions

  • Savannah Anderson, 10, 4th grade
  • Aiden Bartlett, 10, 4th grade
  • Peyton Lawson, 10, 4th grade
  • Drianna Nebinger, 10, 4th grade

The Gridiron Cooking Challenge is designed and supported by the Florida Dairy Farmers.

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It is part of the Fuel Up to Play 60 initiative, an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by the National Dairy Council and NFL to help encourage today’s youth to lead healthier lives.

The teams will compete on Saturday, May 5, at EverBank Field. The event is free and open to the public. A select group of distinguished professionals including a Florida dairy farmer, a Fuel Up to Play 60 Student Ambassador, Publix Regional Director, Steve Walker, and Director of Performance Nutrition for the Jaguars, Mindy Black, will judge the creations.

There will be photo opportunities with Jacksonville Jaguars safety, Barry Church, Jacksonville Jaguars mascot, Jaxson de Ville, cheerleaders from the ROAR of the Jaguars and Dairy Council of Florida’s mascot, Merry Moo.

The winning team will receive a prize pack for its school valued at up to $2,500. Each student on the winning team will receive a tablet, among other prizes.

Tickets to the event can be reserved online through Eventbrite.

This will be the third year in a row Gemini Elementary School, Melbourne Beach is heading to the Finals. They won the top prize in 2016.

This will be the third year in a row Gemini Elementary School in Melbourne Beach is heading to the Finals. They won the top prize in 2016. 

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