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Students prepare healthy meals as part of ‘On Cuisine du Jardin’ cook-off

Posted at 11:59 AM, Feb 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-16 19:56:16-05

Students in Lafayette are putting their healthy cooking skills to the test at David Thibodaux STEM Magnet Academy.

Students prepare meals during On Cuisine du Jardin Cook-off / KATC

On the campus, the Lafayette School Garden Initiative held its 5th Annual “On Cuisine du Jardin Cook-Off.” Students from Lafayette Parish in teams of 3 to 5 prepared a savory dish for the competition.

Teams prepared their dishes based on the MyPlate requirements which include fruits, vegetables, grains, and proteins.

Organizers say the On Cuisine du Jardin Cook-Off helps provide students with hands-on cooking experiences using vegetables grown from their school gardens or local produce and knowledge of healthy food choices.

The competition began at 10:00 and will run until 12:30 at David Thibodaux STEM.

Meals prepared by students showcased following cook-off / KATC