Michelle Obama has just announced the winners for the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge. The challenge was set to find the healthiest and most inventive lunches created by eight to 12-year-old children and their parents from across the country and US territories. Some of the veg lunches among the 54 winners include: nine-year-old Alexea Wagner’s Vegan Sloppy Joes and Kale Salad, 10-year-old Samuel Hightower’s Sizzling Tofu with Green Onions and Sugar Snap Peas, and 11-year-old Haile Thomas’ Quinoa, Black Bean, and Corn Salad. While not all of the 54 dishes selected were vegan or vegetarian, there was a large number of meat- and dairy-free meals in the winning list. The victors will join the first lady in Washington, DC on August 20th for a tour of the White House’s vegetable garden and a “Kids’ State Dinner” featuring the winning recipes.
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