Michelle Obama and Epicurious have announced the 54 recipe winners representing each US state and territory. The children will join the first lady for a healthy lunch and a tour of the White House kitchen garden.
Michelle Obama, Epicurious, the US Department of Education, and the Department of Agriculture have announced the recipe winners for the second 'Kids' State Dinner' to be held at the White House on July 9. The recipe contest and the dinner are part of Mrs. Obama's efforts to promote healthy eating among America’s youth through her "Let's Move!" initiative.
The contest for lunchtime recipes was open to children living in any of the US states, three territories, and the District of Columbia. Each winning recipe had to meet the criteria that supports the USDA MyPlate guidelines (ChooseMyPlate.gov) by representing each of the food groups including, fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and low-fat dairy foods.
The judges received more than 1,300 entries.