Do you think you could make your child's school lunch healthier? Here's a challenge for's the Year of the Healthy Child School Lunch Recipe Contest. It promotes the new USDA Food Guidance System, designed to fight obesity and improve the well-being of Americans. Caddo and Bossier Parish Public Schools have chosen four vegetable categories for the contest -- broccoli, sweet potatoes, carrots and squash. Recipes may be an entree, side or other -- such as a snack or bread. Winning recipes will be featured on public school cafeteria menus in both districts -- and the creators will receive monetary awards. The deadline for submission is December 9th. You can find contest information and guidelines at or