Forget hot dogs! Food fest to feature kale-eating contest

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Posted: Jul 05, 2016 1:16 AM

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — An event at a New York food festival is being billed as the world's healthiest eating championship.

Competitors sanctioned by Major League Eating are famous for downing hot dogs by the dozen but will compete for the Kale Cup at this year's Taste of Buffalo food festival on Saturday. They'll have eight minutes to consume as much of the leafy green vegetable as possible.

The winner will take home $2,000.

The Kale Yeah! contest is meant to highlight the healthier fare served alongside the chicken wings and ice cream at Buffalo's annual food festival. The Independent Health Foundation's Healthy Options program requires each vendor to offer a health-conscious menu item.