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Jamie's High School Vegetable Competition Show!

With Jamie Oliver as the host, harness team spirit and have high schools compete against each other on this TV show to research and then make the best dish using the featured vegetable.

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Use the visibility of Jamie's Food Revolution to engage high school kids to get excited and get involved. Each show will pit teams from different high schools to compete against each other to prepare the best dish using a featured vegetable. The show could be interspersed with Jamie giving background information on the vegetable, where it grows best, what country's cooking traditions use it the most, typical dishes made with it, etc. The two schools picked for the episode will put together two teams to represent them. Before the show is taped the teams could do research projects in school about that vegetable, learning it's history, health benefits and how best to prepare it. The entire school could get involved in the recipe development and then support the teams as they compete on the show. Jamie would guide the teams as they worked and then MC a panel of judges to pick a winner. This show would greatly increase kids awareness, interest in and excitement about vegetables and healthy eating.

Age of kids. The solutions to changing kids’ eating behaviors will vary depending on their age. What works for a toddler won’t necessarily fly for a teenager, although we suspect some concepts might be appropriate for all ages—even adults! Which age bracket does your concept address (tick all relevant boxes)?

  • Middle school (Tweens) 11-13
  • High school (Teens) 14 -18

Hurdles to success. Helping kids make smarter food choices comes with a variety of hurdles that have to be addressed in order for a design solution to be successful, which of these do you think that your Concept overcomes (tick all relevant boxes)?

  • Peer Pressure
  • Lack of Knowledge


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