Five Indian-American Kid Chefs won White House Healthy Lunchtime Challenge 2013

5 Indian-American kid chefs won the White House-launched national 'Healthy Lunchtime Challenge' as part of the US First Lady's 'Let's Move!' initiative.

Created On: Jul 5, 2013 14:58 ISTModified On: Jul 5, 2013 15:15 IST

Fifty-four kids won the White House-launched national 'Healthy Lunchtime Challenge' as part of the US First Lady's 'Let's Move!' initiative on 20 June 2013. The list of winners includes five Indian-American kid chefs, who came up with the healthy menu of the exclusive list.

All these 54 kids would be now honoured by the First Lady of US, Michelle Obama at the Kids’ State Dinner to be organised at the White House on 9 July 2013. The first lady would be joined by the 54 kids for a healthy lunch that feature a selection of winning recipes

Healthy Lunchtime Challenge
Indian American Kid Chefs, declared among winners and their recipes

• Shefali Singh of 12 years from Massachusetts won for her recipe Shefali's Scrumptious Spring Rolls
• Vijay Dey of 12 years from North Carolina won for his recipe healthy spring rolls
• Anisha Patel 11 from Ohio won for her recipe Kickin, Colourful, Bell Peppers stuffed with Quinoa
• Ganesh Selvakumar of nine years from Pennsylvania got selected to the list for his Lentil Spinach Soup and Mint Chutney
• Devanshi Udeshi of 12 years from Sugar Land, Texas has been selected for Slam Dunk Veggie Burger
List of all the fifty four winning Kids
• Alabama: Kindall Sewell-Murphy, age 10, Kale, Broccoli, Chicken, and Apple Salad
• Alaska: Rowan Bean, age 9, Alaskan Ceviche with Mango
• Arizona: Alexandra Nickle, age 10, Banana's Black Bean Burritos
• Arkansas: Emma-Kate Schaefer, age 8, Confetti Spring Rolls with Orange-Cilantro Sauce
• California: Rose Scott, age 12, Pork and Tofu Lettuce Cups
• Colorado: Nicholas Hornbostel de Moura e Silva, age 8, Sushi Salad
• Connecticut: John Breitfelder, age 9, Quinoa "Risotto" with Shrimp and Kale
• Delaware: Braeden Mannering, age 9, Tortilla Bowl Deluxe
• District of Columbia: Ingrid Gruber, age 9, Inga Binga's Salmon Salad
• Florida: Nicole Medina, age 10, Summer Salmon
• Georgia: Regan Matthews, age 12, Sweet Potato Turkey Sliders
• Hawaii: Eleanor Cowell, age 8, Curried Chicken Salad and Taste of the Tropics Fruit Bowl
• Idaho: Mac Wirth, age 8, Veggie Barley Salad with Orange-Honey Vinaigrette
• Illinois: Taddy Pettit, age 10, Black Bean Wrap with Jicama-Grilled Corn Salsa
• Indiana: Lydia Finkbeiner, age 9, Sneaky Chili Surprise
• Iowa: Corrine VanderGaast, age 9, Stone Curry with Brown Rice
• Kansas: Olivia Neely, age 10, Fun Mini Pizzas with Veggies & Cauliflower Crust
• Kentucky: Regan Strehl, age 11, Raisin Bran Muffins
• Louisiana: Brynna Robert, age 12, Sweet and Spicy Stir-Fry
• Maine: Noah Koch, age 9, Vegan Powerhouse Pesto Pasta
• Maryland: Emma Scielzo, age 10, Chicken Masala Wrap
• Massachusetts: Shefali Singh, age 12, Shefali's Scrumptious Spring Rolls
• Michigan: Jacob Hirsch, age 8, Picky-Eater Pita Pizza Pockets
• Minnesota: Kaitlyn Kirchner, age 9, Garden Stir-Fry
• Mississippi: Reed Lindsey, age 10, Pan-Seared Mississippi Catfish on a Bed of River Rice
• Missouri: Henry Oates, age 8, Confetti Peanut-Ginger Party Pasta
• Montana: Joshua Garrigues, age 8, Healthy Vegetable Fried Quinoa
• Nebraska: Bence Brown, age 9, Terrific Tuna Casserole
• Nevada: Isabella Gross, age 11, Chex Chicken and Bellaberry Smoothie
• New Hampshire: Olivia Beauchesne, age 12, Liv's Curry Chicken Salad Sandwich
• New Jersey: Goldie Siegel, age 8, Hawaiian Turkey Sliders with Mango-Pineapple Salsa
• New Mexico: Louis Teich, age 10, Spinach Frittata
• New York: Peter Murphy, age 9, Super Rescue Soup
• North Carolina: Vijay Dey, age 12, Spring Rolls
• North Dakota: Charli McQuillan, age 8, Asian Fajitas
• Northern Mariana Islands: Genzo Gonzales, age 11, Kangkong Pomegranate Salad
• Ohio: Anisha Patel, age 11, Kickin', Colorful Bell Peppers Stuffed with Quinoa
• Oklahoma: Ogden Johnson, age 10, Taco de Camarón
• Oregon: Audrey Russell, age 10, Salmon Fried Rice
• Pennsylvania: Ganesh Selvakumar, age 9, Lentil-Spinach Soup and Mint Chutney
• Puerto Rico: Aliana Arzola-Piñero, age 9, Yummy Eggplant Lasagna Rolls
• Rhode Island: Samantha Mastrati, age 12, Italian Garden Salsa with Crunchy Chicken Tenders
• South Carolina: Corbin Jackson, age 9, Bring It On Brussels Sprout Wrap!
• South Dakota: Owen Kerkvliet, age 9, Hidden Veggie Lasagna
• Tennessee: Makenna Hurd, age 9, Makenna's Bodacious Banana Muffins
• Texas: Devanshi Udeshi, age 12, Slam Dunk Veggie Burger
• Utah: Cecily Asplund, age 10, Lucky Lettuce Cups
• Vermont: Colin Hurliman, age 9, Champ's Maple BBQ Turkey Burgers
• Virgin Islands: Sakari Clendinen, age 8, Zucchini Pancakes & Passion Fruit Banana Smoothie
• Virginia: Campbell Kielb, age 8, Orange-Chicken Lettuce Wraps
• Washington: Amber Kelley, age 10, Nummy No-Noodle Lasagna
• West Virginia: Jessica Wolfe, age 9, Spicy Tofu Lettuce Cups
• Wisconsin: Liam Kivirist, age 11, Wisconsin Solar Oven–Simmered Chili
• Wyoming: Breeze Petty, age 11, Scrumptious Chili with Zucchini Cornbread
Entry period for the competition was from 3 April to 12 May 2013.

Healthy Lunchtime Challenge & Kids' State Dinner
The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge & Kids' State Dinner was held for the second time and it was started in 2012. Children in the age group of 8 to 12 are the participant of the challenge and are assited by their parent or guardian to create a lunchtime recipe that is healthy, affordable, original and delicious. In support of Let's Move!, launched by the Michelle Obama First Lady of US to help solve the problem of childhood obesity, each recipe adhered to the guidance that supports USDA's MyPlate (at to ensure that the criteria of a healthy meal were met. The challenge includes one winner from each of the 50 states plus U.S. territories—and his or her parent or legal guardian—with a chance to stay overnight at a hotel in the Washington, D.C. area, where they will be treated to fun and surprises. Entrants will also have the opportunity to be invited to a Kids' "State Dinner" at The White House and taste some of the winning dishes.


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