Lorenzo Laohoo, a 13-year-old seventh-grader from the Keller (TX) ISD, won the 2012 edition of Sodexo's Future Chefs: Healthy Breakfast Challenge, a nationwide kids' culinary competition designed to teach students about good nutrition and encourages them to make healthy choices by creating their own nutritious breakfast recipes. Laohoo won the national challenge when the video for his Saturday Asian Breakfast received the most votes on the program's YouTube page.
Students from 228 Sodexo-managed schools across the country submitted more than 2,600 healthy breakfast recipes for the program. Laohoo and four others were selected to participate in the finals and all five students made videos of their recipes, which were posted on http://www.youtube.com/user/SodexoFutureChefs. The videos were viewed more than 6,200 times over a 10-day period.
"Congratulations to Lorenzo and the other finalists on a job well done throughout the Sodexo Future Chefs: Healthy Breakfast Challenge," says Steve Dunmore, president of Sodexo Education-Schools. "I continue to be amazed by the students' creativity and commitment to healthy eating, especially since good nutrition is a key contributor to achievement in both school and life."