Kids Tailgate Party & Super Bowl Snack Challenge

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (WEAU) -- Hundreds of children ages eight to 14 entered the Super Bowl Snack Challenge. The challenge, to make a healthy game day snack. And at the Target Center, the winning snack was announced.

The Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee expected 1,000 children and their families to attend this Kids Tailgate Party.

The host committee said the the idea behind the event is to leave a lasting legacy of improved health and wellness for Minnesota children.
The Super Bowl Snack Challenge was first narrowed down to 52 finalists, and then celebrity judges narrowed it down to 10, who were invited to the Target Center.

"Each of the kids is serving their own snack. A couple things like bold broccoli and cheddar potato skins, pumpkin spiced humus, so some very creative recipes," said Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee VP Andrea Mokros.

10-year-old Eva Hunderfund of Rochester made healthy rainbow towers.

"There's like a cracker and then there's cream cheese and then there's baby spinach and then a little turkey pepperoni ham," said Eva Hunderfund.

10-year-old Kingston Brooks of Minneapolis made his snack with sweet potato skins.

"I thought of what would be a nice football food and healthy, so I thought I'd swap out some of the items for sweet potato skins to make it healthier and as good," said Kingston Brooks.

Neither young chef expected to make the top 10.

"I was just really amazed and super happy," said Hunderfund.

"I was aiming for the top 52. I didn't even think that would happen," said Brooks.

Kingston said he only started cooking six months ago. This is his first contest, but his snack took home the top prize!

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