health care

Reed urges R.I. kids to share healthy recipes

Posted 4/15/13

WASHINGTON – Sen. Jack Reed is encouraging Rhode Island kids to show off their culinary skills and win a trip to the second annual White House Kids’ “State Dinner.”

First Lady Michelle Obama, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Education, Department of Agriculture, and, are offering kids a chance to participate in a nationwide recipe challenge to promote healthy school lunches.

The winner from each state will be invited to a White House Kids’ “State Dinner” this summer.

Last year, Caroline Cowart, a 12-year-old from Cranston, was selected as the winner from Rhode Island. Cowart’s healthy recipe for a “Broccoli and Cheese Egg White Omelet” was one of 54 winners selected from more than 1,200 participants nationwide.

Entries should represent each of the food groups, either in one dish or as parts of a lunch meal, including: fruits, vegetables, whole grains, proteins, and low-fat dairy foods. Entrants are encouraged to reference the nutritional guidelines of the USDA’s site,, to ensure recipes meet the primary criterion of being healthier.

“This is a great opportunity for kids and their parents to work together to promote healthy living,” Reed said. “The contest is a fun way for kids and their parents to share recipes for good food and healthy eating habits.”

Recipes for the 2013 contest may be submitted now through May 12, either online at or via mail at: The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge & Kids’ “State Dinner,” c/o, 1166 Avenue of the Americas, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10036

PBN Hosted

Join PBN for the best networking event and party of the winter - January 15, 2015 - the Book of Lists Party at the Providence Public Library. Reserve your spot early!
  • Best Places to Work
    Enrollment is now open for the 7th annual Best Places to Work program. Winners w ...
  • Manufacturing Awards
    Applications are now being accepted for the 2nd Annual Manufacturing Awards. Dea ...
Purchase Data
Book of Lists
Book of Lists cover
PBN's annual Book of Lists has been an essential resource for the local business community for almost 30 years. The Book of Lists features a wealth of company rankings from a variety of fields and industries, including banking, health care, real estate, law, hospitality, education, not-for-profits, technology and many more.
Data icons
Data can be purchased as single lists, in either Excel or PDF format; the entire database of the published book, in Excel format; or a printed copy of the Book of Lists.
  • Purchase an e-File of a single list
  • Purchase an e-File of the entire Book of Lists database
  • Purchase a printed copy of the Book of Lists
    Latest News