Kohl’s Cares Program and Cohen Children’s Medical Center Cook Up “Healthy Recipe Contest” To Culminate in Iron Chef Cook-Off

NEW HYDE PARK, NY– As part of its continuing partnership, the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center (CCMC) of New York and Kohl’s Department Stores are teaming up to inspire families to develop creative, nutritious, and kid-friendly recipes. With the understanding that cooking with children is a great way to promote healthy eating habits, the Iron Chef Cook-off is now underway!

Here’s how it works: Recipes can be entered by going to www.kohlshealthykidsny.com/RecipesContest/IronChef. A parent or legal guardian..not the child…may submit recipes from their child (between the ages of 5-17). The recipes are to be submitted via the recipe submission tab along with a photo of the recipe.  The three categories to be judged are side dishes, entrees, and dessert/snacks.

Recipes are submitted online and will be accepted until Friday, May 10th, 2013. Submissions must fall into one of three categories: appetizer/side dishes; entrée; dessert/snacks. Five semifinalists from each category will be chosen and notified on Wednesday, May 15, 2013. These semifinalists will attend a cook-off at CCMC on Saturday, June 8th, 2013 at 10 am.

Iron Chef Danny Gagnon will be present to assist with judging at the cook-off event. At that time, one winner will be selected from each category. These 3 finalists will be judged; the winner will receive the Grand Prize and the two runners-up will be awarded prizes, as well.

In addition, the 15 seminfinalists also will be placed in the online voting contest. The community will be able to vote for their favorite recipe, and a winner will be chosen at the cook-off for the recipe that received the most votes.

 Contestants will bring ingredients to the cook-off necessary to prepare the submitted recipe. CCMC will facilitate cooking needs such as a hot plate and oven should the recipe require heating. Keep in mind: preparation and cooking time should not exceed 90 minutes.

 So, grab a pot and pan and get to work! A cookbook will be created with all the new and exciting recipes that are received.

About Kohl’s
  Based in Menomonee Falls, Wis., Kohl’s is a family-focused, value-oriented specialty department store offering moderately priced national, exclusive and private brand apparel, shoes, accessories, home products and beauty in an exciting shopping environment.  Kohl’s operates 749 stores in 43 states. For a list of store locations and information, or for the added convenience of shopping online, visit Kohl’s Web site at kohls.com.
About the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center of NY 
 Cohen Children’s Medical Center, part of the North Shore-LIJ Health System, opened in 1983. Designed for children only, this 154-bed hospital is a regional, tertiary care facility that includes Long Island’s only pediatric trauma unit. The hospital is recognized by US News & World Report magazine as one of the nation’s top children’s hospitals.

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