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Calling All Kid Chefs
Drumroll, please: We are excited to announce the launch of the fourth-annual Healthy Lunchtime Challenge (Click Here to view)!
First Lady Michelle Obama is teaming up with PBS flagship station WGBH Boston, the U.S. Department of Education, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to host the fourth-annual Healthy Lunchtime Challenge to promote cooking and healthy eating among young people across the nation.
The challenge invites kids ages 8-12 to join a parent or guardian in creating an original recipe that is healthy, affordable, and delicious. One winner from each U.S. state, territory, and the District of Columbia will be selected and have the opportunity to attend a Kids' "State Dinner" (Click Here to View) here at the White House this summer, where a selection of the winning recipes will be served.
Click here for more information about the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge and to submit your recipe by April 30! (Click Here to View)
Hannah Foley, from Pennsylvania, and First Lady Michelle Obama pose for a photo at the Kids' State Dinner in the East Room of the White House, July 18, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)
"It is such a pleasure to host the Kids' 'State Dinner' at the White House each year, and I am thrilled to announce the fourth year of our Healthy Lunchtime Challenge," said First Lady Michelle Obama. "Every year I am blown away by the talent and creativity of the young chefs, and I cannot wait to welcome this year's group at the White House this summer. So I hope young people across the country will get into the kitchen and get cooking!"
Don't forget to check out USDA's MyPlate (Click Here to View) to ensure that your recipe meets the nutrition guidelines and incorporates each of the food groups either in one dish or as parts of a lunch meal, including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, and low-fat dairy.
We can't wait to see what you cook up!