2019 Show Us Your Tray Photo Contest Winners

Last Published: 03/08/2019

Thank you to everyone who submitted a photo for the 2019 Show Us Your Tray Photo Contest! We received over 250 submissions from school districts across the nation showing us how they creatively use USDA Foods. This year, we created four different categories to highlight USDA Foods across all food groups. The competition was tough but everyone should be proud of the effort they put into making school meals healthy, kid-approved, and delicious. Check out the winners and honorable mentions of the 2019 Show Us Your Tray Contest!

USDA Foods Gold Tray Award

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Teriyaki Chicken over Noodles
USDA Foods Used: Fajata Chicken, Spaghetti, Broccoli, and Oranges
Tuckahoe Common School District, NY

Protein Power Award

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Mediterrian Chickpea Salad
USDA Foods Used: Chickpeas and Mozzarella Cheese
South Windsor Public Schools, CT

Great Grains Award

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Teriyaki Chicken with Fried Rice
USDA Foods Used: Brown Rice, Mixed Vegetables, Peas, and Carrots
Rialto Unified School District, CA

Say Cheese Award

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Caprese Salad with Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes
USDA Foods Used: String Cheese, Broccoli, Diced Chicken, and Strawberries
Bakersfield City School District, CA

Honorable Mention

2017 Show Us Your Tray Winner        
Taco Salad, Mexicali Corn, and Broccoli Salad

2016 Show Us Your Tray Winner
Build Your Own Ramen Bowl

USDA Foods Used: Beef Crumble, Corn,
Broccoli, and a Strawberry Cup

Three Village Central School District, NY

USDA Foods Used: Fajita Chicken

Birmingham Public Schools, MI

Previous Award Winners

2017 Show Us Your Tray Winner                      
Baja Cantina Nachos                                      
2016 Show Us Your Tray Winner
Mandarin Chicken Salad
2017 Show Us Your Tray Winner
Prince William County School District, VA
2016 Show Us Your Tray Winner
Duvall County School District, FL

We hope the photo contest was inspiring and encourages school districts to keep up the excellent work!  Subscribe to our e-letter to get the most up-to-date information on USDA Foods in Schools and future announcements about next year's competition.

Congratulations to the 2019 Show Us Your Tray Winners!