GAITHERSBURG, Md., May 9, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Parents searching for quick healthy breakfasts for their kids need look no further. Fourth-grader Madysun Christensen of Salt Lake City, UT, has the winning recipe in Sodexo's 2016 Future Chefs: Healthy Breakfast Challenge. Madysun, with her Boil-in-a-Bag Omelet recipe, is the national winner of the annual contest, held by Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life Services.
Sodexo invited elementary school students in Sodexo-served school districts across the United States to create breakfast options that kids will 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. Madysun will receive a celebratory event at her school and more than $2,000 worth of prizes.
"I go camping with my grandpa and a lot of my relatives and we make the omelets for everyone using left-over ingredients from other meals –– it's everyone's favorite breakfast."
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.
Sodexo is committed to taking measurable sustainable actions that ensure a brighter future in the areas of health and wellness, environmental stewardship and community development. The Future Chefs program is one of the many ways Sodexo shares its health and well-being expertise with the clients, customers and communities it serves. Another example is Sodexo's use of research-based principles recommended in the Smarter Lunchroom Movement, developed by the Cornell Center for Behavioral Economics in Child Nutrition Programs to equip primary and secondary school lunchrooms with tools to improve eating behaviors of children.
Watch Madysun make her Boil-in-a-Bag Omelet here and join the Sodexo Future Chefs social media conversation by using the hashtag #SDXFutureChefs in related Tweets and posts.
Sodexo delivers more than 100 services across North America that enhance organizational performance, contribute to local communities and improve quality of life. The global Fortune 500 company is a leader in delivering sustainable, integrated facilities management and foodservice operations.
Learn more about the company at its corporate blog, Sodexo Insights.
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