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2019 Show Us Your Tray Photo Contest Winners

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

Lunch tray with broccoli, oranges, and noodles

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

Protein Power Award

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

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

Great Grains Award

Teriyaki Chicken with Fried Rice

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

Say Cheese Award

Caprese Salad with Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes

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

Honorable Mention

Taco Salad

Taco Salad, Mexicali Corn, and Broccoli Salad
USDA Foods Used: Beef Crumble, Corn, Broccoli, and a Strawberry Cup
Three Village Central School District, NY

Honorable Mention

Ramen Bowl

Build Your own Ramen Bowl
USDA Foods Used: Fajita Chicken
Birmingham Public Schools, MI

Congratulations to the 2019 Show Us Your Tray Winners!

Page updated: February 23, 2023