Kids Can Cook Their Way to the White House!

I just read about the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge and wanted to spread the word!

Does your child like to cook?  Kids ages 8-12 can submit original recipes to win tickets to a state dinner at the White House to eat some of these winning dishes with first lady, Michelle Obama.  The challenge is to create healthy recipes that include the five food groups either in one dish or in one main dish with a side. Judges will choose one winner from every state, the U.S. territories, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C. 

Last year was the first year and more than 1,200 kids entered the contest.

The judges are looking for original recipes, so they should be limited in the amount of butter, oil, cream and salt that is used.  Kids can submit photos with their recipes.

Entries are due by May 12, 2013. You can find more information at

You can read more about the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge in the Washington Post. There’s an article in the Kids Post (Washington Post), White House Meal Ticket.

Good luck if your kids enter!

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