HMS students win recipe contest


Pictured at the Healthy Recipe Contest winner presentation are Cindy Smith, School Health Coordinator; HMS student winners David Gonzalez, third place; Tyler Martin, first place; Karsen Neal, second place; and Haywood County Health Department TENNder Care Program Director Jamie Bond.

The Haywood County Health Department’s TENNder Care program, the Haywood County Schools Coordinated School Health Program and UT Extension Services recently held a Healthy Recipe Contest during Child Health Week. Winning healthy recipes were chosen by Sammi Snodgrass, MS, RD, LDN, a clinical dietitian at Haywood Park Hospital; Becky Campbell, the Delta Grant Community Health Educator; and Cindy Smith, HCS School Health Coordinator. First place was awarded to Tyler Martin, second place to Karsen Neal, and third place to David Gonzalez. All are students at Haywood Middle School. They won certificates, Subway gift cards, goody bags, and each student will be given one point extra credit for their English-Language Arts grade for the second nine weeks of school.


To participate in the contest, each student had to submit three healthy low fat recipes made with fresh fruits, veggies, whole grains, etc. Each recipe had to include the directions as well as the nutrition facts. They had to be correctly and neatly typed. The winning first-place recipes were Low Fat Swirled Cheesecake Brownies, Apple-Oatmeal Cookies, and Loaded Low Fat Twice-Baked Potatoes. The second-place winning recipes were Spinach Pasta Salad, Whole Grain Pita Pizza, and Shrimp Pasta Primavera. Third-place winning recipes were Lasagna, Low Fat Cheesecake, and Chicken Noodle Soup.