To celebrate and promote pulses during the 2016 International Year of Pulses, Manitoba Pulse & Soybeans Growers (MPSG) has launched the Why Pulses? Challenge for schools and community groups.
In 2016, MPSG will award $50,000 to deserving ideas that increase awareness or consumption of pulses.
Create an event or project that celebrates the nutritional, health or environmental goodness of pulses. For example, you might:
- Add new pulse dishes to the school cafeteria menu;
- Start a community pulses garden;
- Develop a book, comic or video about pulses;
- Host a community dinner featuring pulse-based foods; or
- Educate seniors, food bank patrons or other user groups.
Open to all elementary and secondary schools, and non-profit community groups in Manitoba.
- $10,000 prizes to the top projects from elementary, middle and senior-years;
- Projects must increase awareness or consumption of pulses; and
- Prizes must be used for school-based, healthy living legacy projects.
- Community groups:
- $5,000 funding awards to four projects by non-profit organizations; and
- Projects must increase awareness or consumption of pulses.
All entries will be reviewed and awarded by a panel selected by MPSG. Winning entries will be announced in September, 2016. MPSG reserves the right to determine eligibility and funding.