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Special Edition

2020 Serving Up USDA Foods Photo Contest Results

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Thank you to everyone who participated in the 4th annual USDA Foods Photo Contest "Serving Up USDA Foods."  We received over 250 photos from 38 states featuring creative uses of direct-delivered USDA Foods proteins, fruits, vegetables, grains, and dairy.  School districts are doing an amazing job serving up USDA Foods and it was very difficult to choose a winner for each category.

Congratulations to the following School Districts: 

Gold Meal Award

Gold Meal Award

East Hampton Public Schools (Connecticut)

"Savory Street Tacos with Fiesta Corn Salad"

Featuring USDA Foods: pulled pork, pepper and onion strips blend, chickpeas, frozen corn, and frozen strawberries. 

Breakfast Award

Breakfast Award

Washoe County School District (Nevada)

"Pancake Breakfast Sandwich" 

Featuring USDA Foods: whole grain pancakes, sliced yellow American cheese, egg patty, sliced ham, and orange juice. 

Great Grains Award


Mequon-Thiensville School District (Wisconsin)

"Asian Noodle Bowl with Chicken"

Featuring USDA Foods: whole grain spaghetti and diced chicken.

Say Cheese Award

Say Cheese Award

East Syracuse Minoa Central School District (New York)

"Three Cheese Gilled Cheese Panini"

Featuring USDA Foods: shredded cheddar cheese, sliced yellow American cheese, mozzarella loaves, broccoli, and blueberries. 

Protein Power Award

Protein Power

Cranston Public Schools (Rhode Island)

"Pork Carnitas Bowl over Cilantro Lime Rice with Lime Crema"

Featuring USDA Foods: pulled pork, brown rice, and corn. 

Thanks again to all the school districts that participated!  School districts are serving up some amazing meals using USDA Foods.  Keep up the good work! 

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