Enter the Gridiron Cooking Challenge

The Dairy Council of Florida is now accepting recipes for its fourth annual Gridiron Cooking Challenge, a fun filled cooking competition for elementary and middle school students throughout Florida.  Students in groups of four are encouraged to create and submit a healthy, original recipe that prominently features dairy products (milk, cheese and/or yogurt). The deadline for submissions is March 3, 2017. The top four student teams in each Florida NFL market – represented by the Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Jacksonville Jaguars – will compete for the grand prize at the Gridiron Cooking Challenge as they cook their recipe on-site in less than 60 minutes. The students’ creations will be judged by a select group of distinguished professionals including NFL players, Florida Dairy Farmers, Fuel Up to Play 60 student ambassadors and health professionals. The winning team in each NFL market will receive a prize pack for their school valued at up to $2,500. Each student on the team will receive an iPad mini, among other prizes.

Recipe entry forms can be found on the Florida Dairy Farmers website, and can be submitted via mail or email. For entry forms and contest rules please visit:


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Gridiron 2016 Flyer

The Gridiron Cooking Challenge is Back!  This is an excellent opportunity to highlight your student’s cooking skills and be eligible to win a $2500 school prize pack and four tablets!!!

Gather a team of four students (elementary and middle school) and one adult and create a unique recipe that showcases dairy products (milk, cheese and/or yogurt).  All recipes must be prepared and cooked in 60 minutes.

Send the recipe, including a description and a picture of the finished recipe to the Fuel Up to Play 60 Team at the Dairy Council of Florida.  See flyer for contact information.  Recipes are due by midnight on Feb. 29, 2016.

Finalists will be notified by March 18, 2016.