About The Contest


Teams of 4th–8th grade students and 9th–12th grade students (with adult advisor(s)) (2–3 students per team)


Create an exciting new lunch featuring beans, dry peas, lentils, and/or chickpeas, collectively known as pulse crops or pulses—and show how your team would promote your recipes.


Students must attend school in the U.S.


December 7, 2015 – March 31, 2016

how – 4 steps to enter:

  • Form a team—advisor plus 2–3 students
  • Learn about pulse crops—check out all the links and helpful tools on this site
  • Create 2 new recipes for a school lunch using pulse crops
  • Advisors, upload your team entry (use the checklist as a guideline) and collect permission forms from each team member

Official Rules

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