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Danbury Students Serve Up Tasty Treats In Healthy Snack Challenge

Fourth-grader Elisabeth Duffelmeyer prepares her snack. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Pembroke Principal Edie Thomas with the finalists - Elisabeth Duffelmeyer (second place), Connor Luk (third place) and Taylor Bryan (first place). Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Students watch the competition at Pembroke Elementary School. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Future chef Connor Luk preps his snack for competition. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Connor Luk has his ingredients ready to go. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
The champion gets a high-five after posing for pictures. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Students watch the action at the Future Chef's competition. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Eventual champ Taylor Bryan preps her snack for the judges. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Judges take notes as the chefs prepare their entries. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
Students and parents cheer the contestants. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman
One of the snacks entered in the competition. Photo Credit: Skip Pearlman

DANBURY, Conn. - Students at Danbury's Pembroke Elementary School used their creativity and culinary skills to make healthy, after-school snacks in Sodexo’s 2015 Future Chefs Challenge on Thursday.

The national initiative, which is in its fifth year, was created to get students thinking about how to make healthy food choices while also encouraging them to get active and creative in the kitchen.

Pembroke students are joining over 2,500 students representing over 1,000 school sites in 29 states nationally in this fun and educational challenge.

Students submitted healthy, after-school snack recipes. The three best were selected to participate in Thursday's championship cook-off finals.

Fifth-grader Taylor Bryan was the top winner with her "Oatmeal Treat."

Fourth-grader Elisabeth Duffelmeyer came in second with her "Strawberry Yogurt Crunch."

Connor Luk placed third with his "Turkey Wrap with Pineapple Apple Salsa."

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