Charleston dream team enters national challenge to create healthier school lunches (semifinalists!)

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Update March 10: The Charleston team's recipe for "Confetti Soup" has been chosen as one of the 15 semifinalists in the national competition to create healthier school lunches.

The Post and Courier has the exciting news along with a recipe if you'd like to try Confetti Soup out for yourself.

First reporting: With a drive to make school cafeteria lunches more nutritious and delicious, a handful of passionate Charlestonians have entered a challenege called 'The Recipes for Healthy Kids' spearheaded by first lady Michelle Obama.

The team is made up of Cypress Restaurant Executive Chef Craig Deihl, Burke High students, Slow Food Charleston, Charleston County School District and the MUSC Lean Team.

To see which recipes would pass a preliminary taste test, the team tested out four of their potential recipes on Burke High School students on Wednesday afternoon. 

For how the judges felt about the recipe test run, hop over to the article in today's Post and Courier.

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