Congratulations to Our Cutlery Winners from Our Wellness Fair Idea Contest

Awards: 7 knives from William’s Sonoma for 7 lucky winners


Grand Prize Winner of Henkel’s Santoku Knife:  Rosemary Briggs, MS, RD, LDN

Rosemary encourages her hospital staff to try new vegetables and have fun growing their own.  Vegetables seeds were distributed, along with recipes and tips to stay healthy.  They expanded their horizons with new veggies and different ways to prepare them! If you are promoting gardening check out our Real Food Grows Poster.

Winners of either 8″ Kai Chef’s Knife or 6: Kai Nakiri Knife:

Anne Wolk, Food Service Coordinator Johnsburg CUSD – Wellness Fair included vendors talking about nutrition and issues such as behaviors, disease prevention and the correlation between physical health and the impact good nutrition plays. Behavior is really important and you can get a great lesson on stress eating here.

Dora Christian, Program Manager, Cornell Cooperative Extension – Posted an article titled ‘Spring Into Action: Family Style’ in Cornell Cooperative Extension’s newspaper and blog to invite the community to an adventure-filled, education and fun nutrition education event. Show the Nutrition Tree for great topic inspiration!

Kim Beavers, MS, RD, LD – Currently working on ‘Wellness for Women’, which includes cooking demos, cholesterol screenings and blood sugar checks. Women and Heart Disease show emphasizes the importance of wellness for women. Breast Cancer and Diet makes a very popular topic that is sure to draw them in as well.

Jean Dean, Joint School District No. 2 Meridian, ID – Planning a Fun to be Fit Festival highlighting nutrition and fitness, cooking demos, and crossfit and zumba activities for the whole family. Our Nutrition Poster emphasizes whole foods. 

Karen Richey, Purdue Extension Educator – Family Health Carnival made up of 5 after-school programs during the week and a grand finale on Saturday for the whole family, including 52 booths with interactive components, handouts, and goodie bags for attendees. Check out our kid posters that can be traded out every week.

Emma Melo, Program Coordinator, Arizona Cooperative Extension – Back to School Display reached families at the local Boys and Girls Club.  Free posters and handouts were given, and the smoothie demo was a big hit! Help everyone go back to school in their own kitchen with our Celebrate Your Inner Chef workshop. 

Thank you for entering our Wellness Fair Ideas contest!  Congratulations to all of our wonderful winners! We know you are very dedicated and we hope you put your new knives to use!!

Here are a few of the best summer ideas for Wellness Fairs from

Cooking Demo Ideas Book

Change It Up Poster

MyPlate Banner Jumbo Poster

and make sure you have plenty of Tearpads to go in your booth!