Tomorrow First Lady Michelle Obama will be hosting the second Healthy Lunchtime Challenge. One winner from each state will be attending with their parent to a fun-filled day featuring a luncheon of the winning recipes, entertainment by Rachel Crow and a tour of the White House gardens. The First Lady has been successful bringing forth the Let’s Move! initiative which aims to help solve the problem of childhood obesity and she has been instrumental in bringing improvements to school cafeterias, classrooms, and the food industry. Working together and teaching children positive steps and choices at a young age is vital. With the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, The First Lady is focusing on what children can accomplish in their own homes with the help, support, and while working alongside their parents. This competition gets children excited about being in the kitchen and seeing the positive outcomes of working with food. Giving children the time to explore in the kitchen encourages them to set goals of trying new recipes and healthy eating. Cooking in the kitchen also provides additional opportunities for learning and integrates core-curriculum such as: vocabulary development, reading comprehension, problem solving, math estimation, fraction practice, science, and so much more. That is the goal of Hey Kids, Let’s Cook, too! Follow the action on Facebook.
“The physical and emotional health of an entire generation and the economic health and security of our nation is at stake.”
- First Lady Michelle Obama at the Let’s Move! launch on February 9, 2010