Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee Announces 52 Super Snack Challenge Winners
Wed Nov 15 00:00:00 CST 2017

MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee (MNSBHC) asked and Minnesotans across the state delivered! Hundreds of children ages 8-14 entered the Super Snack Challenge, supported by Newman’s Own Foundation, submitting a recipe for a healthy gameday snack. Today, the MNSBHC announced its 52 Super Snack Challenge winners, representing communities across Minnesota. Each winner has been invited to attend the Kids Tailgate Party to take place during the 10-day Super Bowl festival. Ten “All-Pro Chefs” will be honored at the Super Kids Tailgate Party and the winning healthy game day recipe will be chosen. The Super Snack Challenge MVP will receive $25,000 to donate to the charity of his/her choice! The Super Snack Challenge is part of the MNSBHC Legacy Fund’s efforts to leave a lasting legacy of improved health and wellness for Minnesota children.

“We were thrilled to see the excitement and enthusiasm from young people and families across the state to join the Super Snack Challenge,” said Dana Nelson, VP of Legacy and Community Partnerships for the MNSBHC Legacy Fund. “It’s our goal that not only will this help generate excitement for Super Bowl LII, but that Minnesota kids will develop lifelong healthy habits long after the big game.”

“The Super Snack Challenge offered a creative approach to engaging children and their families in healthier eating routines and we were pleased to see Minnesotans and their families respond,” said Bob Forrester, President and CEO of Newman’s Own Foundation. “This program is a great fit with our commitment to improve the well-being of children and families, and we are proud to partner with the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee Legacy Fund in this important initiative.”

Ten “All-Pro Chefs” will be invited to make their recipe for a host of celebrity judges at an event later this month including Andrew Zimmern, Gavin Kaysen and Lachelle Cunningham. Judges will select a Super Snack Challenge MVP, to be announced during the Kids Tailgate Party.

List of the 52 Super Snack Challenge Winners:

Olivia Anderson, Age 13 Recipe: Great Green Dip with Crunchy Cooked Carrot Chips School: Jackson County Central Middle School, 8th Grade Hometown: Jackson, MN

Kingston Brooks, Age 10 Recipe: Bold Broccoli and Cheese Potato Skins School: Burroughs Community School, 5th Grade Hometown: Minneapolis, MN

Jackson Burgess, Age 9 Recipe: Minnesota Super Crunch School: West Side Elementary, 4th Grade Hometown: Marshall, MN

Anya Campbell, Age 12 Recipe: Apple Nachos School: Oakview Middle School, 7th Grade Hometown: Andover, MN

Daijon Compere, Age 13 Recipe: Parfait of Flavor School: East High School, 9th Grade Hometown: Duluth, MN

Andy Dagg, Age 9 Recipe: Cucumber Dip School: Challenger Elementary School, 4th Grade Hometown: Thief River Falls, MN

Drew Dillon, Age 11 Recipe: Open-Faced Apple Sandwich School: Normandale Elementary School, 5th Grade Hometown: Edina, MN

Elsa Ellerbroek, Age 9 Recipe: Peanut Butter Footballs School: Ellerbroek Homeschool, 4th Grade Hometown: Ely, MN

Isabella Elsinger, Age 10 Recipe: Fruit Palm Tree School: Bamber Valley Elementary, 5th Grade Hometown: Rochester, MN

Max Feist, Age 13 Recipe: Bold North Fruit Rollup School: Saint Thomas Academy, 8th Grade Hometown: Woodbury, MN

Shania Garcia, Age 10 Recipe: Peanut Butter "Nice" Cream School: Mahnomen Elementary School, 5th Grade Hometown: Mahnomen, MN

Janea Gaston, Age 9 Recipe: One Eyed Monster School: Riverside Central Elementary School, 4th Grade Hometown: Rochester, MN

Jason Quintero, Age 11 Recipe: Pepino 4 Mango Locos (Crazy for Cucumbers and Mangos) School: Emerson Spanish Immersion Learning Center, 5th Grade Hometown: Minneapolis, MN

Marissa Gettmans, Age 12 Recipe: Sweet and Spicy Nuts School: Bemidji Middle School, 7th Grade Hometown: Bemidji, MN

Paige Goehner, Age 10 Recipe: Tastebud Touchdown Pasta Salad School: Westwood Intermediate School, 5th Grade Hometown: Blaine, MN

Aleigha Goodwin, Age 11 Recipe: Whole Wheat Banana Muffins School: Mahnomen Elementary School, 5th Grade Hometown: Mahnomen, MN

Ally Grabianowski, Age 14 Recipe: Stuffed Peppers School: Mankato West High School, 9th Grade Hometown: Mankato, MN

Elijah Harding, Age 11 Recipe: The Perfect 12 Mix School: Lincoln Park Middle School, 6th Grade Hometown: Duluth, MN

Luke Hinkel, Age 8 Recipe: Wrap 'EM Up Lettuce Wraps School: Turtle Lake Elementary, 3rd Grade Hometown: Shoreview, MN

Lucas Hobbs, Age 15 (14 when applied) Recipe: Señor Popeye’s Spanakopita School: Eagan High School, 9th Grade Hometown: Eagan, MN

Eva Hunderfund, Age 10 Recipe: Healthy Rainbow Towers School: Schaeffer Academy, 5th Grade Hometown: Rochester, MN

Rob Kier, Age 9 Recipe: Zucchini Parmesan Chips School: Mahnomen Elementary, 3rd Grade Hometown: Mahnomen, MN

Chris Kier, Jr., Age 10 Recipe: Greek Cucumber Cups School: Mahnomen Elementary, 4th Grade Hometown: Mahnomen, MN

Laynie Larson, Age 10 Recipe: Football Veggie Tots with Avocado Cilantro Sauce School: Trinity First Lutheran, 5th Grade Hometown: Minneapolis, MN

Linae Larson, Age 13 Recipe: Winning Rootskins (Fennel seasoned potato skins) School: Minnesota Connections Academy, 8th Grade Hometown: Richfield, MN

Aaron Lewis, Age 13 Recipe: Apple Crunch School: Humboldt Junior High, 8th Grade Hometown: Minneapolis, MN

Callie McDonald, Age 14 Recipe: Apple Snails School: Lakeville South High School, 9th Grade Hometown: New Market, MN

Naimah Muhammad, Age 11 Recipe: Spiced Pumpkin Hummus School: Marcy Open School, 7th Grade Hometown: Minneapolis, MN

Morgan Myers, Age 8 Recipe: Touchdown Chinese Lefse Chicken Roll Ups School: Lake Harriet Lower Campus, 3rd Grade Hometown: Minneapolis, MN

Princess Nelson, Age 12 Recipe: Substain-a-aball 52 School: Southside Family Charter School, 7th Grade Hometown: Minneapolis, MN

Arielle Niemeyer, Age 10 Recipe: Baked Chips and Gluten Free Guac School: Park Elementary School, 5th Grade Hometown: Hutchinson, MN

Sadie Nistler, Age 9 Recipe: Sadie's Superior Superbowl Spread School: Cedar Ridge Elementary, 4th Grade Hometown: Eden Prairie, MN

Nikko North, Age 8 Recipe: Esquite Man School: Jordan Elementary, 3rd Grade Hometown: St. Paul, MN

Grace Officer, Age 9 Recipe: Healthy Spinach Wraps School: Park Rapids Century Elementary, 4th grade Hometown: Park Rapids, MN

Tianna Patterson, Age 13 Recipe: Besitos De Coco Puerto Rico School: Cyber Village Academy, 8th Grade Hometown: Bloomington, MN

Oscar Powers Mons, Age 8 Recipe: Touchdown Taco Cups School: Horace Mann School, 3rd Grade Hometown: St. Paul, MN

Christofer Ramirez, Age 14 Recipe: Colorful Black Bean Salad School: Royalton High School, 9th grade Hometown: Royalton, MN

Sanjay Scott Redd, Age 13 Recipe: Fruit and Granola School: Highland Middle School, 8th Grade Hometown: St. Paul, MN

Brandon Rios, Age 11 Recipe: Bean & Chorizo Dip with Plantain Chips School: Anthony Middle School, 6th Grade Hometown: Minneapolis, MN

Midge Sanderson, Age 11 Recipe: Caprese Touchdown Crunchers School: Countryside Elementary, 5th Grade Hometown: Edina, MN

Aaliyah Schaffer, Age 13 Recipe: Sweet Lemon School: Worthington Middle School, 8th Grade Hometown: Worthington, MN

Zada Schlosser, Age 14 Recipe: Banana Toppers School: Marshall School, 9th Grade Hometown: Duluth, MN

Grace Schmitt, Age 13 Recipe: Graham-Gurt School: Willow Creek Middle School, 8th Grade Hometown: Rochester, MN

Charlotte Selby, Age 10 Recipe: Lettuce Win BLT Roll-ups School: Oxbow Creek Elementary, 5th Grade Hometown: Brooklyn Park, MN

Beatrice Sternberg, Age 12 Recipe: Banana Pancake School: Southview Middle School, 6th Grade Hometown: Edina, MN

Oskar Sternberg, Age 12 Recipe: Swedish Chocolate Balls with a Twist School: Southview Middle School, 6th Grade Hometown: Edina, MN

Cynthia Tapia Rodriguez Recipe: Tuna Toast School: Aurora Charter School, 8th Grade Hometown: Minneapolis, MN

Jose Miguel Tapia Rodriguez, Age 11 Recipe: Toasted Bread w/Avocado School: Aurora Charter School, 5th Grade Hometown: Minneapolis, MN

Maya Villanueva, Age 11 Recipe: Tropical Smoothie School: Sunrise Middle School, 6th Grade Hometown: Saint Paul, MN

Anna Westlund, Age 11 Recipe: Salmon Rillettes School: Parkview Central School, 6th Grade Hometown: Roseville, MN

Gio Whitfield, Age 10 Recipe: Creamy Apple Crunch School: Hennepin Elementary School, 5th Grade Hometown: Plymouth, MN

Karina Yang, Age 11 Recipe: Wakamolie with Chips School: John A. Johnson Elementary, 5th Grade Hometown: St. Paul, MN

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About the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee Legacy Fund The Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee Legacy Fund is a 501©3, community advised fund of the Minnesota Community Foundation. The work of the Legacy Fund is made possible by Minnesota’s philanthropic community, including foundations, corporations, and individual donors who share our passion for improving the health and wellness of kids from every corner of our state. Its goal is to build awareness of, and invest in solutions for, a healthier generation of Minnesota kids across the state. Through its grant making and awareness initiatives, the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee's Legacy Fund will leverage this single event into a lifetime of good health for the next generation of Minnesotans. For more information on the MNSBHC’s Legacy Fund, including an introductory video, please visit www.mnsuperbowl.com/legacy. 

About Newman’s Own Foundation Newman’s Own Foundation was founded by the late actor Paul Newman to continue his philanthropic legacy and help make the world a better place. Newman’s Own Foundation turns all net profits and royalties from the sale of Newman’s Own products into charitable donations. Since 1982, Paul Newman and Newman’s Own Foundation have donated more than $500 million to thousands of charities around the world. For more information, visit www.newmansownfoundation.org.

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