North Country Jr. Iron Chef is a project of the Health Initiative, a community-based organization located in Potsdam and serving northern New York.

Specifically, the North Country Jr. Iron Chef Competition….

  • …is a competition for teams of regional middle and high school students to develop and prepare tasty, healthy recipes which could be realistically prepared in a school cafeteria.
  • …offers a positive, hands-on experience with healthy food for youth, shown to increase the likelihood that students will select and consume these foods.
  • …provides an opportunity to learn about and build lifelong skills related to healthy food purchasing and preparation.
  • …is a creative approach to addressing school food issues and engaging youth in the dialogue.


Thank you to Jr. Iron Chef VT, a project of Burlington School Food Project and Vermont FEED, for their inspiration and guidance.


The name North Country Jr. Iron Chef and the North Country Jr. Iron Chef logo are protected by copyright.  Any use of these terms without written permission is strictly prohibited.


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