Friday, September 26, 2014

Kids' State Dinner

I love cooking with my kids and getting my kids excited about cooking. One of the biggest factors to help contribute to getting your family to eat healthier is to get them involved in making their own choices. Kids (and adults too) make better choices when they are eating, when they understand WHY it is important to make good choices.

Educating and Empowering people with food and in the kitchen is a huge part of Food $ense and the programs like them that are run by Snap-Ed.  One of the events / programs that I have started looking forward to every year is the Kids' State Dinner.  It is another one of the awesome things funded by Let's Move!

The Kids' State Dinner happened this summer, but it is an on-going program that inspires kids to get in the kitchen, create some recipes and get them submitted to be in the Kids' State Dinner Cookbook and to then be prepared and served at the awards ceremony.

This is the third year that this has happened and each year the recipes just get more fun and more creative. You can access all three years of the cookbook from Here.

2014 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge Cookbook

2013 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge Cookbook

2012 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge Cookbook