Parents, welcome to the 5th Annual Healthy Lunchtime Challenge!
I have been a Community Leader for the Let's Move Initiative for 3 years now, and I am SO excited for this 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 Kids’ “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:
- Information on behalf of Let'sMove.org and PBS.org !
Don't forget to check out a special message from First Lady Michelle Obama announcing the fifth annual Healthy Lunchtime Challenge: