Great food ideas don't always have to come from the most experienced chefs as young fourth-grader, Madysun Christensen of Salt Lake City, UT, showed with her winning recipe in Sodexo's 2016 Future Chefs: Healthy Breakfast Challenge. Madysun came up trumps with her Boil-in-a-Bag Omelette recipe which took top honours at the annual contest, held by Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life Services.
Sodexo invited school students in Sodexo-served school districts across the United States to create breakfast options that children would enjoy. Out of nearly 2,500 entries, Madysun was one of five finalists selected to create videos of their recipes, and the public was asked to vote for their favorite. The engaging recipe videos from the 2016 finalists secured more than 167,000 votes this year - a record-breaking number, which is triple the vote count from 2015.
"I go camping with my grandpa and a lot of my relatives and we make the omelettes for everyone using left-over ingredients from other meals - it's everyone's favourite breakfast," said Madysun after finding out she had won.
Now in its sixth year, the Sodexo Future Chefs program encourages better eating by actively involving students in good nutrition. Students participating in the program represent 1,300 Sodexo-served elementary schools in 230 school districts and 28 states.
Watch Madysun make her Boil-in-a-Bag Omelette in the video and join the Sodexo Future Chefs social media conversation by using the hashtag #SDXFutureChefs in related Tweets and posts.