Healthy Lunchtime Challenge and Kids' State Dinner 2015

It's that time of year.  The time to for you and your 8-12 year old child to get creative and submit a lunch recipe submission to the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge!  There will be one winner from each state and the prize winners will get to be featured in the cookbook AND get flown to attend the Kids State Dinner.  Click here to learn more.

Some of the winning recipes from last year include:

  • Maple Pecan Salmon Delight from Alaska (Page 8)
  • Grillin' Out Veggie Style from Georgia (Page 26)
  • Around the World in One Bite from Kentucky (Page 42)
  • This Fish has Gone Nuts from Washington (Page 104)

Get the 2014 Winners Cookbook Here


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Samantha is, just like you, excited to make a difference in our community and our world. With a Master of Arts degree in English Literature, you might ask how she found herself building and writing for a website focused on child care. From 1995 through 2001, Samantha started her career working for Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) sponsors which introduced her to the importance of non-profits, community and quality child care. Her experience with Sponsors, State Officials, and Family Child Care Providers left a great and lasting impression. Later in her career and her most recent position at SAGE Publications, an academic publisher, was as a product manager for a new online resource! During this time many of Samantha's passions collided. A love for the written word, children and the proliferation of knowledge as well as a fascination with the resources the internet gives us, building a community for child care on is the perfect way to make the difference she wanted to. Needless to say, she is very excited to be an active part of creating and building