Every year the White House, First Lady Michelle Obama and the Let’s Move Campaign have a healthy lunch recipe contest for kids ages 8-12. We want to help you/your parent/your guardian send in an entry!!!! Please take a look at the guidelines below and register on this site. We will be in touch to help you submit your entry!!!!
Take part in a recipe sharing event on April 30th at 1:30pm at the NEW Community Garden at Skyline Playground to exchange recipes and sample some of the entries! Parents, welcome to the 5th Annual Healthy Lunchtime Challenge!

Do you have a child between the ages of 8-12? Can you imagine his or her recipe being featured in a cookbook? Would the two of you like to represent your home state or territory at a Kid s’ “State Dinner” at the White House this summer?First Lady Michelle Obama, WGBH Boston, the U.S. Department of Education, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture invite you to enter your child’s healthy MyPlate inspired recipe between February 22 and April 4, 2016.One winner from each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories (Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Northern Mariana Islands) will be chosen; and the prize is priceless! The winning chefs will serve as healthy food ambassadors for their state or territory and will be flown to Washington D.C. with a parent or guardian to attend the Kids’ “State Dinner,” hosted by Mrs. Obama at the White House this summer!In order to be eligible, your child, with the help and support of an adult, must create and submit a lunch recipe that follows the MyPlate nutrition guidelines: Fruits and vegetables should make up about half of the recipe or dish, and it should also include whole grains, lean protein and low-fat dairy. This year, in celebration of the MyPlate, MyState initiative, we’re encouraging entries to include local ingredients grown in your state, territory, or community.Submissions must include information about how and why the recipe was created. The recipe also should be: Healthy, Creative, Affordable,Delicious,and Original. A parent or legal guardian is required to fill out the entry form on his or her child’s behalf. Good luck. We can’t wait to see (and taste) what kids across the country cook up!

H.E.A.L.T.H for Youths, Inc.

Organizer of HEALTH for Youths’ HEALTHY Recipe Submissions/Exchange White House Contest

Health for youth assists at-risk youth; combats community deterioration and juvenile delinquency; and improves the quality of education, health care and life-skills training for underserved adolescents and young adults.

Source: Healthy Lunchtime Challenge . Kids State Dinner | PBS Parents | PBS

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