Newman’s Own Greens For Good Winner!

Been restlessly waiting to find out the winner of the BEST Newman’s Own Greens for Good Salad? Wait no longer…

Newman's Own Greens For Good Salad ContestFacebook Collage from Newman’s Own

With great anticipation, I’m thrilled to announce that Newman’s Own, the company that donates 100 percent of its profits to charity, has finally selected the winner of the first-ever “Greens for Good” Recipe Contest.

Amy Hudson of Harrisburg, PA has claimed the grand prize for her Ain’t No Cure for the Summer-time Blues” Salad. As promised, Newman’s Own will now make a $35,000 donation in Hudson’s name to The Vista School, the nonprofit organization that inspired her entry.


Hundreds of selfless salad lovers from around the country shared salad recipes and dressing pairings on Newman’s Own Facebook Page in hopes of taking home some green for a charity that is close to their hearts.

Amy told Newman’s Own, “When I first learned of Greens for Good, it immediately spoke to me; cooking and The Vista School have always been longtime passions of mine. I am so fortunate for this experience and to be able to help a charity that has influenced my familys life in such positive ways.”

Amy’s award-winning salad includes boneless skinless chicken breasts, blueberries, bleu cheese crumbles, bibb lettuce, bacon, avocado, tomatoes and grilled corn. Amy’s salad aligned with Newman’s Own giving area of “Encouraging Philanthropy.” The other Newman’s Own giving areas that contestants paired their entries with include: “Empowerment,” “Children with Life Limiting Conditions” and “Nutrition.”

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Newman’s Own is also making a $1,000 donation to the all of the top five finalists’ chosen charities:

  • Juliana Palmcook – (Wausau, WI) Hearts of Healing Salad with Newman’s Own Lite Balsamic Vinaigrette. Charity: The Women’s Community
  • Sarah Karlson – (Oakland, CA) Massaged Kale Salad with Newman’s Own Balsamic Vinaigrette. Charity: City Slicker Farms
  • Megan Huffman – (Greer, SC) Herb & Lemon Salmon Salad with Newman’s Own Parmesan & Roasted Garlic Dressing. Charity: The Meyer Center for Special Children
  • Kimberly Shelton – (Philadelphia, PA) Summer Jar Salad with Newman’s Own Lite Lime Vinaigrette. Charity: Fair Food Philly

About Newman’s Own

Newman’s Own, Inc., founded by Paul Newman in 1982, offers more than 100 varieties of great tasting, food and beverage products made with the finest ingredients. Its range of products includes salad dressings, pasta sauces, salsa, frozen pizza, frozen skillet meals, microwave popcorn, and refrigerated lemonades. Newman’s Own Foundation continues Paul Newman’s commitment to donate all profits to charity. More than $400 million has been given to thousands of charities since 1982. Learn more at and

Summertime Blues SaladPhoto by Amy Hudson

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