There’s still time for kids to submit recipe entries for the current fourth edition of Healthy Lunchtime Challenge & Kids’ State Dinner through April 30th!
Teaching kids to cook is a great way to ensure they learn healthy habits early in life. Research shows that children who help with cooking and meal preparation are more likely to consume fruits and vegetables, and they are more aware of the importance of making healthier food choices. The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge & Kids’ State Dinner invites kids, ages 8- 12, with the help of their parents or legal guardians to create and submit a recipe for a lunch that is nutritious and delicious.
This initiative is headed by First Lady Michelle Obama in partnership with PBS flagship station WGBH Boston, the U.S. Department of Education, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture to promote cooking and healthy eating among youth.
So if you’re a parent or guardian of a child ages 8-12, collaborate with your child and together, create an original lunch recipe that is healthy, affordable, and tasty and submit it at pbs.org/lunchtimechallenge or by mail at: Healthy Lunchtime Challenge c/o WGBH, 1 Guest Street, Boston MA 02135. Recipe submissions will be accepted from March 31 through April 30 online. Winners will be notified in June, and the White House Kids State Dinner will take place in the summer of 2015. Travel to Washington, D.C. and accommodations for the winning families will be provided by Delta Air Lines and The Westin Georgetown. For more information and for contest rules, visit pbs.org/lunchtimechallenge.