Cooking contest offers togetherness and prizes

The Hands-On Cook-Off Contest is Better Together’s passionate reminder to families all over B.C.

The Hands-On Cook-Off Contest is Better Together’s passionate reminder to families all over B.C. to make room for the time-honoured tradition of sharing family meals.

According to new research, eating family meals, particularly during the teen years, can help develop highly beneficial habits that last a lifetime. These habits include having more frequent family meals, choosing healthier foods at home, eating fewer meals in front of the TV and valuing their own participation in family meals.

Launching April 16 and running until noon PST on May 16, the contest inspires teens and kids to learn how to cook together and brings families together to participate in creating more family meals and healthier eating habits for generations to come. It was co-created by B.C.’s Dairy Association’s Director of Nutrition Education, Sydney Massey,

Growing in popularity each year, the contest has rallied support from schools, parents, celebrity chefs and family groups across B.C.-and it’s Better Together’s reminder to families to make room for the time honoured tradition of family meals.

From April 16th until 12 pm PST on May 16th, any B.C. resident can enter the Hands-on Cook-off Contest. Videos must include two or more people preparing a recipe together-and having fun. Videos must be no longer than three minutes in length and can be entered online at https://www.bettertogetherbc.ca/contest.

For the first time this year, there’s a photo entry option. People can enter their recipe with a photo online here for a chance to win $400.

Multiple cash prizes up to $1,000 will be awarded in both categories to individuals and schools. Total prizes up for grabs are valued at over $4,000.

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