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August 24, 2013

Young cook meets Obama

Oakwood's Pettit attends 'state dinner' at White House

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His father said the boy wants to be a professional tennis player, and won a summer tournament in his age group at the Danville Tennis Club. He also attended tennis camp at the University of Illinois.

About the contest

The second Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, originated by Epicurious to promote healthy eating among America’s youth, received more than 1,300 entries featuring wholesome, tasty ingredients, including salmon, black beans and ground turkey.

The full list of winners and recipes can be found online at www.recipechallenge.epicurious.com. A free downloadable and printable e-cookbook of the winning recipes, including nutritional analyses and photos, is available at the contest site, http://www.epicurious.com, www.letsmove.gov, www.USDA.gov, and www.Ed.gov.

The contest received sophisticated recipe entries from all over the country that featured healthy ingredients like salmon, Greek yogurt, and ground turkey. Each recipe also included anecdotes explaining the importance of healthy eating.

FYI

To see Taddy Pettit's winning recipe, go to http://www.letsmove.gov and type his name into the search box. Download the cookbook with the kids' creations at http://www.recipechallenge.epicurious.com

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