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New Let's Move Contest Announced! Recipes for Healthy Kids Challenge- Submit your Recipes White House Contest

Posted on Sep 06, 2010 by Maggie LaBarbera

Calling all cooks! Interested in submitting a healthy recipe for the new White House recipe contest? Your recipe may be chosen to be included in the Popular Choice Vote or judge by a panel of judge to win these prizes

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the Recipes for Healthy Kids Challenge to improve school meals and the health of children across the nation through the creation of exciting new recipes for inclusion on school lunch menus. The competition is part of the First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! initiative.

School nutrition professionals, chefs, students, parents and interested community members to create tasty, healthy, exciting new recipes for inclusion on school lunch menus across the country.

Participants will form teams, develop, document, and prepare at least one healthy recipe in one of three categories (Whole Grains, Dark Green and Orange vegetables, or Dry Beans and Peas). Their creations will be served in the school's cafeteria, and rated by students. Fifteen semi-finalist teams will have their recipe evaluated by our judging panel during events held at their school, and the top three teams will compete in a national cook-off to determine the grand prize winner! Semi-finalists' recipes will also be posted for online voting by the public to determine a Popular Choice Winner!

"The Recipes for Healthy Kids Challenge is an important contribution to our overall efforts to combat childhood obesity," the First Lady said. "It's vital that we provide our children with healthy and nutritious food in school and help them learn healthy eating habits that will last a lifetime."

Recipes for Healthy Kids Challenge Website

Recipes for Healthy Kids Press Release





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