The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge is a nationwide recipe contest for kids ages 8-12 that promotes cooking and healthy eating. Winners representing all 50 U.S. States, four territories and the District of Columbia attend a Kids State Dinner at the White House. Their recipes feature wholesome, tasty ingredients including salmon, chickpeas, cauliflower, and quinoa.
Meet Sydney from Ohio, a 2015 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge winner. Sydney’s love for healthy eating and passion for sharing and giving back were inspired by adversity she overcame as a young child.
Meet Jalani from the U.S. Virgin Islands, a Healthy Lunchtime Challenge winner. Jalani’s recipe was inspired by his culture and by stories passed down in his family.
Meet Rain from Colorado, a 2015 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge winner. From making pet treats to starting her own cooking channel, Rain enjoys teaching others about eating healthy.
Meet Sam from Louisiana, a Healthy Lunchtime Challenge 2015 winner. Sam enjoys taking care of his family’s garden and is inspired by the First Lady’s vegetable garden at the White House.
Join First Lady Michelle Obama and kid chefs from around the country for the 2015 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge and Kids’ “State Dinner.” Learn more and submit a recipe at pbs.org/lunchtimechallenge.