Chapel Hill Youth in Nationwide Healthy Lunchtime Challenge
Twelve-year-old Vijay Dey of Chapel Hill attended a White House state dinner in July in recognition of the healthy spring rolls recipe he entered into the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, part of First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move!" initiative.
"This delicious recipe is inspired by my grandfather, who is a great person and my role model," says Vijay, who attends Smith Middle School in Chapel Hill.
One of 54 winners chosen from 1,300 entries across the U.S., Vijay joined the First Lady and other winners for a lunch featuring their recipes. The group also visited the White House kitchen garden.
The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge and Kids State Dinner honors children ages 8-12 for creating recipes that represent each food group either in one dish or as part of a healthy lunch. Learn more about Dey and his delicious winning recipe in this blog and at recipechallenge.epicurious.com. You can download a free printable e-cookbook featuring the winning recipes at epicurious.com, letsmove.gov, usda.gov or ed.gov.