Iowa State Fair

Food - Getting Lean on Keto

August 15, 2022

Olivia Smith of Winterset won first place in the Getting Lean on Keto competition, judged Friday, August 12, at the 2022 Iowa State Fair.

Competitors were challenged to create a savory appetizer, side dish or main dish that strictly adheres to ketogenic diet rules.

Mary Burr of Iowa City claimed second place and Jenny Petersen of Knoxville earned third place.

Entries were judged on taste, presentation, adherence to Keto rules and originality.

The Iowa State Fair Food Department is the largest of any state fair in the country. There are 128 divisions, 615 classes and nearly 6,300 entries at this year’s Fair. Food Department judging is held in the Elwell Family Food Center sponsored by Urban Air Adventure Park.