As you may have heard, our sister site, Epicurious, created the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge with the office of the First Lady, as well as the USDA, the Department of Education, and Let’s Move. Open to kids ages 8 to 12 across the country, the contest asked for healthy lunch recipes that satisfied My Plate guidelines, were creative and original, affordable, and delicious. We got over 1,200 entries but we could only choose one winner from each of the 50 states and the U.S. Territories. Those winners will be feted at the White House this Monday morning, where there will be almost all of the pomp and circumstance used in a State Dinner. You can watch all of the proceedings live, via the Whitehouse.gov, letsmove.gov, and Epicurious, starting at 10:15 am. Or, you can follow along on social media via Twitter channels for Let’s Move and Epicurious, or on our Facebook, Google Plus, and Pintrest channels.
And, to have a taste of the menu, you can get the free downloadable cookbook of the winning recipes available on the contest site, Epicurious, Let’s Move, the USDA and the Department of Education come Monday. Try some out with your junior chefs and let us know what you think!