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July 14: Healthy Lunchtime Challenge & Kids' "State Dinner" at the White House!

July 1, 2016 - Posted in Education
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Healthy Lunchtime Challenge & Kids' "State Dinner"

streams live from the White House Thursday!

THIS THURSDAY, the 56 winners of the 2016 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge will attend the Kids' "State Dinner" at the White House. The event will be live-streamed, beginning at 10:00 am EST on Thursday, July 14, 2016: go.wh.gov/KSDLive

You can spread the word through web and social media using the new images and suggested posts below. CLICK HERE to see the list of winners by state, UPDATED with a webpage dedicated to each winner! And tomorrow, a PDF of the 2016 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge Cookbook will be posted on the project website, available for you to download.

Remember that, if your station is interested in connecting with the local winner for promotional opportunities/features, please contact us and we can put you in touch.

Best regards,

Christian
WGBH Station Relations

Christian Gay | christian_gay@wgbh.org | 617.300.3732

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Contest Info

The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge & Kids’ “State Dinner” invites kids, ages 8-12, in collaboration with a parent or guardian, to create an original lunch recipe that is healthy, affordable, and tasty. In support of the First Lady’s Let's Move! initiative to help kids and families lead healthier lives, entrants were encouraged to reference ChooseMyPlate.gov to ensure recipes meet the USDA’s recommended nutrition guidelines. In addition, in celebration of the My Plate, My State initiative, the 2016 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge put a spotlight on homegrown pride across the country and encouraged entries to include local ingredients grown in the entrant’s state, territory, or community.

One winner from each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories (Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Northern Mariana Islands) was chosen. The winning chefs will serve as healthy food ambassadors for their state or territory and are being flown to Washington D.C. with a parent or guardian to attend the Kids' "State Dinner" hosted by Mrs. Obama at the White House on July 14, 2016! Kids will also have the opportunity to learn from television personality and member of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition, Rachael Ray.

For more information and for contest rules, visit pbs.org/lunchtimechallenge. To read/download the original Healthy Lunchtime Challenge press release, CLICK HERE.

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