A healthy recipe created by a Charleston team has been named one of 15 semifinalists in a national competition aimed at creating new and better school lunch menus.
Charleston's confetti soup was chosen in the contest sponsored by Let's Move!, first lady Michelle Obama's campaign to end childhood obesity, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Members of Charleston's team include Cypress Restaurant Executive Chef Craig Deihl; Burke High middle school students; Slow Food Charleston, an eco-gastronomic nonprofit; Charleston County School District; and the MUSC Lean Team.
The local recipe will be posted on the Recipes for Healthy Kids Web site for voting for the Popular Choice award, www.recipesforkidschallenge.com. Burke High also will be visited by a judging team that includes a USDA official, an American Culinary Federation chef, and a school nutrition professional to determine the three finalists that will participate in a national cook-off event this summer. Winning teams will be invited to prepare their meals alongside White House chefs.