Call all kid chefs – here’s your changes to share your favorite delicious and nutritious lunch recipe with First Lady Michelle Obama for the chance to win the opportunity to attend a Kid’s “State Dinner”!

Let’s Move!, the First Lady’s initiative to solve the problem of childhood obesity with in a generation, is reportedly looking for parents or legal guardians of creative kid chefs from all over the country to submit their child’s recipe for a healthy and nutritious lunch.

All entrants (parents or legal guardians of kids ages 8-12) can submit a recipe includes each of the food groups, either in one dish or as parts of a lunch meal, including fruit, veggies, whole grains, proteins and low-fat dairy foods. Reference MyPlate nutritional guidelines to make sure it meets the requirements!

Then in August, Let’s Move! will team up with the Department of Eduction, USDA, and Epicurious for a Kid’s “State Dinner.” A winning child and their parent or legal guardian from each state and territory will be invited to attend the “State Dinner.” And winning recipes will be published in an online book to help share these new, healthy lunch time ideas.

The deadline to submit a recipe is June 17. Visit for more information and submission guidelines.


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