On August 20, 2012, the fifty-four junior chef winners of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge were treated to a Kids’ State Dinner, hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama. More than 1200 healthy lunchtime recipes were submitted by kids between the ages of eight and twelve.
Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” program is putting salad bars in schools. Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools will put 6000 salad bars in schools across the U.S. by 2013.
The USDA introduced their Food Desert Locator, an online mapping tool, this week. The definition of a food desert is an area where residents have little to no access to [ … ]
Last September, First Lady Michelle Obama and the USDA launched the Recipes for Healthy Kids Challenge with the aim to find new healthy, delicious recipes to serve in the National [ … ]
The First Lady’s “Let’s Move” initiative got a boost this week when Beyonce released her new dance video. “Move Your Body” features Beyonce dancing in a school cafeteria with students. The video will be used as part of a “Let’s Move! Flash Workout” on May 3.
I had the chance to talk with Andrea Thomas, Wal-Mart’s Vice President of Sustainability, about Wal-Mart’s new healthy eating initiative. She kindly answered a few questions I had about the programs.
Wal-Mart announced their intentions this morning to make food healthier and to make healthy food affordable. Working with First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move initiative, Wal-Mart will increase accessibility to healthy foods through lower prices, location of stores, and better nutrition in popular packaged items.
Let’s Cook – part of Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move initiative which includes increasing physical education among children and improving school nutrition – has videos from chefs with ideas for busy weeknight dinners.
The deadline to submit recipes to the Recipes for Healthy Kids Challenge is coming up on Dec 30.
Create a healthy recipe in one of three categories and you could win up to $3000. The Recipes for Healthy Kids Challenge aims to find new healthy, delicious recipes for use in the National School Lunch Program.