Sydney Mazik (age 12, Ohio) talks about her love of cooking and how two healthy foods that her family eats inspired her Healthy Lunchtime Challenge winning recipe for Spaghetti Squash Asparagus Pie, in this video from WGBH. She created her dish to spread awareness about spaghetti squash, which she says is a vegetable most people don’t know about. Sydney and her twin sister were born three months early. Due to a bacterial infection, Sydney was not expected to survive more than a day. She overcame this and other challenges, and today uses her winning recipe to raise money for a hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit.
Check out the Support Materials below for Teaching Tips and a link to a customizable student handout. This resource is part of the Healthy Eating collection.
Find out more at the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge website.