White House kicks off Healthy Lunchtime Challenge - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

White House kicks off Healthy Lunchtime Challenge

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

If you know of a kid who can whip up a healthy lunch, it might earn them a trip to the White House.

The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge is part of first lady Michelle Obama's effort to get young people to eat healthier.

It invites children ages 8 through 12 to submit original recipes for healthy and affordable lunches.

Recipe submissions should follow these MyPlate nutrition guidelines: Fruits and vegetables should make up about half of the recipe or dish, and it should also include whole grains, lean protein and low-fat dairy.

Winners from each state and U.S. territory will be flown to Washington this summer for a "state dinner" for youngsters at the White House and some of their recipes will be prepared for the meal.

Recipes can be submitted online through the end of April. Click here for more information.

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