Charter Oak International Academy, nestled in the midst of the West Hartford, Connecticut School District, is a thriving magnet school with students from 20 countries, speaking 14 languages! For the contest the recipe challenge team included students from three schools involved in the Chefs Move to Schools program or Farm to School pilot program and one of the founders of “Growing Great Schools,” a newly formed parent advocacy group. Their winning creation, Fiesta Wrap, combines spices, whole grains, legumes, and vibrant vegetables to create a taste that is unforgettable. To top it off, kids can crown their wraps with fresh tomatoes, lettuce, and corn salsa.
Charter Oak International Academy
West Hartford, Connecticut
School Team Members
School Nutrition Professional: Sharon Riley (Area Manager, School Nutrition Services)
Chef: Hunter Morton (Executive Chef, Max’s Downtown Restaurant)
Community Member: Alicia Brown (Parent)
Students: Cole C., Sasha W., Remie H., Noa B., and Niranda M.
1 wrap provides:
Legume as Meat Alternate: 1 oz equivalent meat alternate and 1 oz equivalent grains.
Legume as Vegetable: ¼ cup legume vegetable and 1 oz equivalent grains.
Legume vegetable can be counted as either a meat alternate or as a legume vegetable but not as both simultaneously.