Local “celebrity” coaches will lead 4 teams of preschoolers in a friendly culinary competition to see who can make the best and healthiest fruit salad in Winston-Salem.

Preschoolers will be working hard under supervision to compete in making healthy snacks. Winston-Salem Journal Food Editor Michael Hastings will “judge” the competition. Mayor Alan Joines will be on hand to read a proclamation from the city, and children and their families (and any media who want to partake) will enjoy delicious and nutritious breakfast tacos prepared by chefs from the American Culinary Federation Chef and Child Foundation. See attached photos of children preparing for the event. 


PRESCHOOL KITCHEN COMPETITION — National Childhood Nutrition Day just got a lot more fun, and video friendly. We invite you to be our guest as Chef Don McMillan and North Carolina chefs from the American Culinary Federation Chef and Child Foundation team up to serve a nutritious, free breakfast for our child development community and the people who support them. Children cannot learn on empty stomachs. For many children at Sarah Y. Austin –and our 15 partner centers– the breakfast snack and lunch they receive are the most important meals of the day.That’s why we’re also teaming up with Second Harvest Food Bank. You are encouraged to bring non-perishable food donations 


7:30–9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17.



SARAH Y AUSTIN HEAD START CENTER, 2050 Big House Gaines Blvd. Winston-Salem, NC.