2014 White House Kids' State Dinner

2014 White House Kids' State Dinner

A couple weeks ago, I got the chance of a lifetime to attend the 3rd Annual 2014 White House Kids’ State Dinner hosted by The First Lady, Michelle Obama. The Kids’ State Dinner was held for 54 children, representing all U.S. states, three territories, and the District of Columbia. The 54 children won the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, a nationwide recipe challenge, originated by Epicurious, to promote healthy lunches as part of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! initiative. The challenge for 8-12 year olds was to create a lunchtime recipe that is healthy, affordable, original and delicious. Entries had to 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 the plate or recipe.

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