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You Art What You Eat Student Art Contest
TDA’s You Art What You Eat statewide student art contest engages students K-12 in learning about healthy nutrition by encouraging them to use their imagination and illustrate healthy school meals while incorporating TDA's provided theme. The winning entries inspire designs for cafeteria posters, social media ads, flyers and other resources that schools across Texas will use for celebrating National School Lunch Week and School Breakfast Week.

Contest Overview
  • Students will incorporate school lunch or breakfast items into their artwork.
  • Winners will be chosen from 
    • Primary (Kindergarten - 5th grade) 
    • Secondary (6th grade - 12th grade)
  • Winners will be announced in May 2022.

2022 Art Contest Themes
  • Get Your Day in Gear with a Healthy School Lunch/Breakfast
Art Contest Winners

Annual Capitol Exhibit 
TDA's annual You Art What You Eat Capitol Exhibit will occur in Spring 2022.

Submission Deadline 
  • Friday, March 4, 2022

Promotional Resources
Arts Integration Flyer for Teachers Arts Integration Flyer for Teachers - Teachers of all subject areas can include the You Art What You Eat art contest as part of their curriculum! This resource includes helpful tips for using arts integration as a teaching method.
Art What You Eat Bookmark Bookmark - Pass out bookmarks to students, place in lunch bags, or provide a stack at meal service lines. Bookmarks are a fun way to encourage student participation in the art contest. Bookmarks are double-sided, English and Spanish.
Enjoy Your Meal Stickers Enjoy Your Meal Sticker - TDA has created stickers for food boxes and bags for grab-and-go products. The stickers provide a way for nutrition staff to connect with virtual learners and students eating in the classroom. The size is 3.5" wide x 2" high.
Art Contest Poster Poster - Display posters school entrances, in hallways, or in the cafeteria. Hanging these posters in high traffic areas can help encourage student participation in TDA’s You Art What You Eat student art contest. Posters are double-sided, English and Spanish.
Social Media Assistance Packet Social Media Assistance Packet - This resource provides prewritten social media posts you can use to increase student participation in the art contest. This packet can be used by teachers and schools to connect with parents and students through social media platforms!
Website Banner/Button Website Banner/Button - Utilize these digital materials on websites, social media pages, or in newsletters to encourage student participation in the art contest through digital outlets.

Zoom Backgrounds Zoom Backgrounds - Encourage virtual learners to participate in the Art Contest with TDA’s You Art What You Eat art contest Zoom background. From home, virtual learners can still enjoy the featured artwork from the You Art What You Eat contest elementary and middle and high school division.

Assistance available in English and Spanish. Please call 877-TEX-MEAL (877-839-6325) for help.

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