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Recipe Contest to Encourage Kids to Eat More Greens!


Karen Jenkins
July 07, 2014

(Columbus, Ohio) – Glory Foods is looking to give someone $500 for the best kid-friendly recipe using its delicious canned Southern Seasoned Greens. Greens, like collard, kale, mustard and spinach, are packed with vitamins and nutrients. Studies show greens can help fight viruses, enhance lung health, increase brain function, offer heart protection and are a great source of vitamin E, anitoxidants and calcium too!  Wouldn't it be great if kids loved greens?  Glory is hoping to find the perfect recipe that kids won't be able to resist in the "Can You Make the Can Recipe Contest".

"We pride ourselves on offering hearty-healthy products to our consumers, but one concrn we hear is that it's hard to get children to eat greens.  So this is our customers' chance to share some of their tasty recipes that kids will devour,"  says Annie Ham, Marketing Director of McCall Farms, the parent company of Glory Foods.  Ham continues, "We like to feature great recipes on our cans, and we hope this will be just the beginning of some delicous recipes that kids will love."

The contest is facilitated through Glory Foods' popular Facebook page, which has nearly 170,000 fans.  Recipes can be submitted July 7th through August 30th.  Fans will vote for their favorite until September 13th at midnight.  At the end of the voting period, the top two fan favorites, along with two wild card recipes chosen by the McCall Farms Research and Development team based on creativity, simplicity and overall appeal to children, will be the finalists. 

Recipes must be original and include any canned Glory Greens item (i.e. collard greens, turnip greens, mustard green, mixed greens or kale) as the primary ingredient.  Ingredients are limited to eight or fewer, and the total cook time cannot exceed 30 minutes.  An original photo of the prepared dish must also be submitted.

To earn votes, contestants agree to share the contest with only their personal Facebook accounts.  Solicitation for votes on any other pages, social media vote exchange groups or acquiring votes through advertisement by a contestant will result in immediate disqualification from the contest.

The recipes will be prepared by the executive chef of Victor's restuarant for final judging that will take place at the Florence After Five event downtown Florence on September 26th.  Local children will vie for a chance to participate as a judge.  Glory Foods representatives will select fout qualiftying applicants of varying ages to taste each of the recipes and rank them based on which they would be most likely to eat. 

The winners will receive the following prizes:

  • 1st Prize: $500 Visa gift card, Glory gift basket, and their recipe will be featured on the label for the applicable Glory Foods product in 2015
  • 2nd Prize:  $300 Visa gift card and Glory gift basket
  • 3rd Prize:  $200 Visa gift card and Glory gift basket
  • 4th Prize:  Glory gift basket

 

Glory Foods will closely monitor all contestants' entry activity and may at any time during the contest ask a contestant to validate any suspicious activity.  Failure to comply will result in immediate disqualification.

About Glory Foods, Inc.  Glory Foods in the category leader in Sourthern-style, heat-and-serve products including seasoned vegetables, cooking bases, hot sauces and fresh greens.  Its Southern-style vegetables and side dishes are staples in American homes and offer convenient meal planning solutions for busy families.

For more information visit GloryFoods.com, The Glory Foods Facebook Page, The Glory Foods Twitter Page and The Glory Foods YouTube Channel.

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