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Kids' "State Dinner"

 

The 2016 Kids' "State Dinner"

First Lady Michelle Obama is once again teaming up with PBS flagship station WGBH Boston, the U.S. Department of Education, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to host the fifth annual Healthy Lunchtime Challenge to promote cooking and healthy eating among young people across the nation. The challenge invites kids ages 8-12, in collaboration with a parent or guardian, to create an original recipe that is healthy, affordable, and delicious. One winner from each U.S. state, territory, and the District of Columbia will win the opportunity to be flown to Washington, DC and the opportunity to attend the 2016 Kids’ “State Dinner” here at the White House, where a selection of the winning recipes will be served.

Entrants are encouraged to reference ChooseMyPlate.gov to ensure recipes meet the USDA’s recommended nutrition guidelines. 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 protein and low-fat dairy. In addition, in celebration of the MyPlate, MyState initiative, the 2016 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge is putting a spotlight on homegrown pride across the country and encouraging entries to include local ingredients grown in the entrant’s state, territory, or community.

We can’t wait to see what kids create this year – so good luck and get cooking! Recipes can be submitted from February 22, 2016 – April 4, 2016.

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The 2015 Kids' "State Dinner"

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Behind the Scenes Judging of the 2015 Kids' "State Dinner"

Download the 2015 Cookbook

The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge Cookbook

See photos from the 2015 Kids' "State Dinner" here

 

The 2014 Kids' "State Dinner"

 

 

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Behind the Scenes Judging of the 2014 Kids' "State Dinner"

Download the 2014 Cookbook

The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge Cookbook

Check out the photo gallery from the 2014 Kids' "State Dinner"

 

The 2013 Kids' "State Dinner"

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Behind the Scenes Judging of the 2013 Kids' "State Dinner"

Download the 2013 Cookbook

The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge Cookbook

 

The 2012 Kids' "State Dinner"

The First Lady Speaks at the 2012 Kids' "State Dinner"

View the List of Winners View Select Recipes Download the Cookbook

 

Watch the Video

Behind the Scenes Judging of the 2012 Kids' "State Dinner"

Download the 2012 Cookbook

The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge Cookbook

Check out the photo gallery from the first Kids' "State Dinner"

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