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Posted by Lukas Anderson, Age 10, on July 13, 2016
“I first tasted Kedgeree, a classic British dish with Indian roots, at a friend's house. We couldn't find smoked haddock. My mom thought our local smoked salmon might work. I love kale, which grows like crazy in Washington, so we added it. Washington is also the perfect climate for mushrooms. We added crimini for their woodsy, creamy taste. Instead of the traditional English peas, we used asparagus. I think wonderful and tasty things can happen when cultures mix together. This Northwest take on a British-Indian dish was a hit with my picky 7-year-old sister. My mom was happy to get my little sister to eat more veggies and said the garlic and spices might strengthen our immune systems. I plan to serve this dish with wild blackberries when they are ready to be picked.” - Lukas Anderson, Age 10, the 2016 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge winner from Washington
Posted by Elena Sotobashi, Age 8, on July 13, 2016
“My grandfather is Japanese and my family likes to eat sushi. D.I.Y. Sushi has pretty much the same ingredients but everyone gets to make their own rolls. It is good for school lunches because the seaweed is separate and doesn’t get soggy. I like it because it is easy to make and you can choose what you want. In summer we can get the carrots and cucumbers from our garden. It is fun to make.” - Elena Sotobashi, Age 8, the 2016 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge winner from Washington D.C. 
Posted by Grace Landini, Age 12, on July 13, 2016
“Through our cooking camps and Kids in the Kitchen class, I was inspired to eat well and make healthy food for my own family. We joined Grow Ohio Valley, a group that turns vacant city lots into gardens. Each week my mom and I would pick out our vegetables. It was great to know we were eating really fresh vegetables and helping our community. As a child I always liked when my mom made couscous and this past summer I found out how easy it was to prepare. Now I have a meal that even my picky 7-year-old sister will eat. The dish can be made in less than 20 minutes and is great packed up for lunch the next day.” - Grace Landini, Age 12, the 2016 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge winner from West Virginia
Posted by Raya El-Hajjar, Age 8, on July 13, 2016
“In my family we eat a lot of hummus, and lately I wanted to know where hummus comes from. I read an article that said that the main ingredient in hummus is chickpeas. I discovered that chickpeas are really a super food and they are so tasty, too! In the summer, my brother and sister and I love to pick fresh vegetables from our backyard and we make different kinds of salads with them. So, for this salad we used our parsley and red and yellow peppers. Wisconsin is famous for cheese and cranberries. This is an easy, delicious salad that has all the nutrients you need!” - Raya El-Hajjar, Age 8, the 2016 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge winner from Wisconsin
Posted by Hannah Andreen, Age 11, on July 13, 2016
“The recipe I am making is very special to my family. When we were kids we would always go to dinner with my Great Grandma and eat this chicken and veggie salad. She has since passed away, so we eat this in remembrance of her. We make this salad for dinner all the time. The reason that I like this salad is because it is a little bit tart. Also, this is healthy because it has sunflower oil and that is healthier than corn oil. It also has a ton of vegetables.” - Hannah Andreen, Age 11, the 2016 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge winner from Wyoming
Posted by Catherine Oakar, Associate Director, Let's Move! on June 20, 2016
It’s hard to believe that it’s been exactly one month since First Lady Michelle Obama delivered the keynote address to over 900 stakeholders at the Partnership for a Healthier America’s (PHA) “Building a Healthier Future” Summit.
Posted by Kelly Miterko, Deputy Director, Let's Move! on June 8, 2016
It’s almost time for this year’s Kids’ “State Dinner!” Today, we announced the 56 young chefs representing each U.S. state, five territories, and the District of Columbia that will be joining First Lady Michelle Obama at the White House on July 14 for the fifth annual Kids' “State Dinner.” The students attending are the winners of this year’s Healthy Lunchtime Challenge. The winners and a parent or guardian will enjoy a healthy lunch hosted by Mrs. Obama that features a selection of the winning recipes. Following lunch, everyone will head out to the South Lawn to visit the White House Kitchen Garden.
Posted by Kelly Miterko, Deputy Director, Let's Move! on June 7, 2016
Yesterday, First Lady Michelle Obama welcomed students from across the country to harvest the White House Kitchen Garden and prepare a fresh, healthy meal with ingredients straight from the garden. The First Lady invited back the students who participated in this year’s planting so they could see the fruits – and vegetables – of their labor.
Posted by Kelly Miterko, Deputy Director, Let's Move! on June 7, 2016
Garden to table happens here at the White House! At this year’s spring White House Kitchen Garden harvest, First Lady Michelle Obama was joined by students from across the country to help harvest a variety of vegetables and then prepare a tasty meal with the fresh ingredients from the garden. Mrs. Obama and the students were joined by Author, Daytime Host and Child Nutrition Advocate, Rachael Ray, who is also a member of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, and Tastemade’s Frankie Celenza.
Posted by Debra Eschmeyer, Executive Director of Let’s Move! and Senior Policy Advisor for Nutrition on May 20, 2016
Today, at the Partnership for a Healthier America Summit, First Lady Michelle Obama announced the modernized Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods reflecting the latest science, the most relevant nutrition information, and a refreshed design. A central goal of Let’s Move! is to provide families with the information they need to make healthy choices, and after years of effort, we celebrate this progress.