Michelle Obama names winners of kids’ recipe challenge.
by Kara DiCamillo
Categories: Eats, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian
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Photo: Flickr/USDAgov

Back in May, Michelle Obama issued a contest for kids across the U.S., which was  to develop healthy recipe ideas as part of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge. Kids ages 8 – 12 were encouraged to submit their recipes online, which were evaluated and judged at D.C. Central Kitchen.

Over 1,200 recipes were submitted from across the U.S. with one winner from each state. The winners will be meeting the First Lady on August 20 at the first ever Kids’ “State Dinner.”

Almost all of the winning recipes included kid-friendly vegetarian and vegan options. A free downloadable e-book with the winning recipes will be available through Epicurious.com.

About Kara DiCamillo

Kara began her writing career with TreeHugger.com in January 2005 and is also a contributing writer for TriplePundit, 1-800-RECYCLING.com, Sierra Club Green Home, EcoSalon and her local Newport Patch. Beyond the moat that surrounds her Newport, Rhode Island home, Kara has backpacked Mt. Washington in New Hampshire too many times to count, is a member of the Appalachian Mountain Club, a graduate of the Colorado Outward Bound School and, in real life, she is a public relations director.

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