Happy Monday!

If you have children or grandchildren ages 8-12 the Let’s Move Recipe Challenge may be of interest to them especially if they like to cook.
The winner will be invited for the third annual  Kids “State Dinner” (lunch) hosted at the White House.
Follow the links, below for more information.  The deadline for recipe submissions is  April 5, 2014.
Bon Appetit!
Camille Mitchell

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The White House Saturday, March 22, 2014
Calling all young chefs!

First Lady Michelle Obama is teaming up with Epicurious, the Department of Education, and the Department of Agriculture to host the third-annual Healthy Lunchtime Challenge recipe contest.

Kids ages 8-12, with the help of their parents, can take part in the challenge by sending in original lunch recipes that are healthy, affordable, and tasty!

Participating young chefs can use USDA’s MyPlate as a resource to make sure that their recipes meet healthy standards. Each lunch recipe should represent all of the food groups, including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and low-fat dairy foods, with fruits and veggies making up about half of the plate or recipe.

The creators of the best recipes will be invited to D.C. this summer, where they will have the opportunity to attend a Kids’ “State Dinner,” hosted by Mrs. Obama at the White House, where a selection of the winning healthy recipes will be served.

Just last week, the First Lady announced that cooking will be a new focus for Let’s Move!, so start honing those skills and enter the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge.

The deadline to submit recipes is April 5 — only two weeks away — so if you’re looking for something to do with your kids this weekend, get cooking!

Learn more about the challenge here, or visit recipechallenge.epicurious.com.

The First Lady and Epicurious Editor Tanya Steel listen as 12-year-old Haile Thomas introduces Mrs. Obama.

First Lady Michelle Obama and Epicurious Editor Tanya Steel listen as 12-year-old Haile Thomas, last year’s recipe winner from Arizona, introduces Mrs. Obama during the Kids’ State Dinner in the East Room of the White House, July 9, 2013. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)

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