I Love Eggs are proud to be a category sponsor of the New Zealand Nutrition Foundation’s 2014 JUST COOK Create a Family Meal Challenge.

The JUST COOK Create a Family Meal Challenge encourages young Kiwi¹s to create a simple, delicious and affordable meal for their family.  Students must create an original recipe, for a family of five, based on the ingredients from the Just Cook Food List a selection of pantry and fridge/freezer essentials that all New Zealand households should have on hand as compiled by the New Zealand Nutrition Foundation. The winners of each category of the Challenge receive $300 and their recipe published in Healthy Food Guide, New Zealand¹s best-selling food magazine!  One of the five category winners will also be chosen to win $1000 for their school to put towards cooking equipment and there are a number of exciting bonus prizes of Prezzy cards and iPod Nanos up for grabs.

The Challenge, which is now in its fourth year, encourages young Kiwi’s to create a simple, delicious and affordable meal for their family, all while building their confidence in the kitchen.

Students must create an original recipe, for a family of five, based on theingredients from the Just Cook Food List – a selection of pantry and fridge/freezer essentials that all New Zealand households should have on hand as compiled by the New Zealand Nutrition Foundation.

Sarah Hanrahan, Dietitian for the NZNF, says not enough of our youth are learning how to cook at home or school and the Just Cook Create a Family Meal Challenge is a great way to get them into the kitchen and thinking about how to cook easy and affordable meals which taste great. 

“Meals cooked at home and eaten together are a great first step to good health for New Zealand families,” says Hanrahan. “If we can get our young people interested and excited about cooking from an early age, we will be able to teach them an essential skill they can take with them, and build on for the rest of theirlives.” 

Each category winner of the Just Cook Create a Family Meal Challenge will receive $300 and their recipepublished in Healthy Food Guide, New Zealand’s best-selling food magazine.  One of the five category winners will also be chosen to win $1000 for their school to put towards cooking equipment.

Students can enter online at www.justcook.co.nz or by downloading an entry form and sending their recipe, along with an attached photo of their dish to sarah@nutritionfoundation.org.nz or by mailing their entry to

The New Zealand Nutrition Foundation,
PO Box 331 366,
Takapuna,
Auckland 0740.   

Entries close Monday 30 June at 5pm and the winners will be announced on Monday 28 July.

For more details on the Just Cook Create a Family Meal Challenge, go to www.justcook.co.nz