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Celebrating Kid Chefs at the Whitehouse

obamaKnow how to elevate healthy habits? Celebrate healthy chef – who happen to be kids. That’s what the Whitehouse did when the Obamas hosted the second Kids’ State Dinner. According to Today Food

The White House hosted a “state dinner” on Tuesday for 54 junior chefs whose culinary creations earned them a spot as a guest of honor at the executive mansion.

First lady Michelle Obama hosted the gathering, which was actually a luncheon featuring winning dishes submitted for the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge.

The crowd included kids from all over the country…

Junior chefs ages eight to 12, one from each state, the District of Columbia and three U.S. territories, were provided a gourmet meal in the East Room of the White House. President Obama also paid guests a visit while they dined.

“Usually at a state dinner, I get invited, so I don't know what happened on this one. Somehow the invitation slipped through somewhere,” he said, evoking laughter.

It’s a great way to get kids interested in healthy habits, cooking and nutrition. It would be worth considering how to replicate the event in your community. Open a competition to schools in the area, perhaps get the mayor involved in hosting a dinner or a school lunch.

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