Kids' State Dinner
The 2013 Kids' State Dinner
Fifty-six children and their parent/guardian (one pair from each of the 50 states, plus the U.S. Territories, D.C., and Puerto Rico) will be flown to Washington, DC where they will have the opportunity to attend a Kids' "State Dinner" at the White House this summer, hosted by Mrs. Obama. A selection of the winning healthy recipes will be served.
- Read the 2013 Health Lunchtime Challenge announcement
- Read the rules and enter the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge
- Find out more about MyPlate
The 2012 Kids' State Dinner
The First Lady Speaks at the 2012 Kids' State Dinner
On Monday August 20, 2012 First Lady Michelle Obama hosted the first ever Kids’ “State Dinner” at the White House welcoming 54 budding chefs to a formal luncheon in the East Room! The guests, aged 8-12, represented all U.S. states, three territories and the District of Columbia, and each of them (and their parents) submitted a healthy recipe as part of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge.
The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge invited families to create an original lunchtime recipe that is healthy, affordable and delicious, and follows the nutritional guidelines of MyPlate. The winners were chosen by a panel of judges from the organizations that teamed up with Mrs. Obama on this initiative: Epicurious, the Department of Education and the Department of Agriculture.
Watch the Video
Behind the Scenes Judging of the 2012 Kids' State Dinner
Download the 2012 Cookbook
The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge Cookbook
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