Time to break
out your chef hat! The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge is back.
First Lady Michelle Obama is again teaming up with the U.S.
Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and
Epicurious to host a nationwide recipe challenge to promote cooking
and healthy eating among Americas youth. Were inviting
parents or guardians and their children, ages 8-12, to submit an
original lunch recipe that is healthy, affordable, and tasty, with
the opportunity to be invited to attend a Kids'
"State Dinner" here at the White House where a selection
of the winning healthy recipes will be served.
recipechallenge.epicurious.com for more details on the Healthy Lunchtime
Dont forget to use USDAs MyPlate
as a resource to make sure your recipe meets the healthy standards
incorporated into the MyPlate icon. Entries should represent each
of the food groups, either in one dish or as parts of a lunch meal,
including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins and low-fat
dairy foods, with fruits and veggies making up roughly half of the
plate or recipe.
You've got until April 5th to submit your recipe, so head into
the kitchen and get cooking! We cant wait to see all of the
nutritious and delicious recipe creations you come up with!