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In addition to honoring the Tilden students and sounding the call for better nutrition in schools, the event at the Capitol also highlighted a second Healthy Schools Campaign student cooking contest.

While the original contest is only open to Chicago high school students, any high school or college students across the country can enter the new one. According to Mark Bishop, deputy director of the Healthy Schools Campaign, this national competition will be spiced up with additional challenges including "using locally procured items, identifying farm-to-school programs, making sure they meet stringent nutrition criteria and tasting good."

In this photo, advocates, members of Congress, staffers and reporters fill the room for a press conference on school nutrition reform—and a free lunch.
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