PHARR- PSJA Child Nutrition Head Baker Josefina Salinas was recently selected as the Rio Grande Valley winner of Juanita's Foods' "Vive la Tradición Homemade Menudo Contest" and has advanced to the Grand Finale in January 2018.

Hosted by Juanita's Foods, the Vive la Tradición Homemade Menudo Contest seeks to crown the king or queen of homemade menudo in California and Texas. Contestants had to register online for a chance to compete in one of six regional menudo cook-offs in California (Fresno, Los Angeles and San Bernardino) and Texas (Houston, McAllen and San Antonio). Finalists from the regional events will advance to the Grand Finale in January 2018.

As the regional finalist, Salinas has been named the RGV Menudo Queen and received $1,000! In addition, she has qualified to compete at the grand finale in Houston in January.