US Students Promoting Cooking and Healthy Eating

Need some creative cooking inspiration, or a few new healthy lunch recipes?

Some talented elementary school kids have you covered.

US Students Promoting Cooking and Healthy EatingThat's thanks to a nationwide recipe challenge for US students that promoted cooking and healthy eating. The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, part of First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" initiative, selected winners for original recipes that include fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein and low-fat dairy. The 56 kids represent all 50 US states, five US territories and Washington, DC.

Michelle Obama is hosting the young American chefs on Thursday for a kids’ "State Dinner" (it's actually lunch) at the White House. What’s on the menu? A selection of the winning recipes, of course. After lunch the kids will get a tour of the White House kitchen garden.

“Kids across the country have cooked up nutritious and delicious dishes ... and I continue to be impressed by their talent and creativity,” Obama said. “Kids are truly embracing and enjoying healthy eating and preparing healthy meals for their families, and I look forward to meeting this year’s winners ... and trying some of their tasty creations.”

The recipes will eventually be published together as a free e-book.


Original article by David Leveille first appeared on Public Radio International.

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