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Kids Create Own Healthy Recipes to Win National Contest
Date:4/21/2010

Healthy Kids Challenge and Del Monte announce winners of their national recipe contest, Stirring Up Health. Over 2,000 middle school students developed their own healthier recipes. The contest is representative of the First Lady's challenge to develop simple solutions to combat childhood obesity.

Wichita, KS (Vocus) April 21, 2010 -- Healthy Kids Challenge, a leading non-profit educating families to eat, move and enjoy a healthier balanced lifestyle, has announced the winners of their 8th annual Stirring Up Health national recipe contest that started last fall at the beginning of the new school year.

Almost 2,000 middle school students from across the country participated in creating or modifying existing recipes using healthy ingredients from the contest sponsor, Del Monte. Students were asked to incorporate Del Monte canned fruits, vegetables or tomato products as a primary ingredient.

The five winners included middle school classroom teams from New Jersey and Hawaii, as well as individual contestant winners from Hawaii, Ohio and Oregon.

Dietitian and director of Healthy Kids Challenge, Vickie L. James, R.D., L.D. exclaimed, “Our recipe contest is a perfect example of what Michelle Obama is calling for to end childhood obesity through fun, real world solutions to help change habits for a lifetime. Healthy Kids Challenge is excited to be answering the First Lady’s call to help America’s kids!”

Each of the winners will receive a presentation at their school from a Johnson & Wales University culinary chef who will prepare the winning recipes with assistance from the students. The presentations inspire kids to take the Healthy Kids Challenge’s “eat, move and enjoy healthy balance” message and make it a daily reality.

“The Stirring Up Health recipe contest was a good learning experience,
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