Congratulations to Grace Landini, age 12, the West Virginia winner for the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge and Kids State Dinner. As a winner, Grace will be having lunch with First Lady, Michele Obama. Grace's meal of Cool Couscous and Berry Healthy Dessert was inspired by trying to eat local foods.
Through our cooking camps and Kids in the Kitchen class, I was inspired to eat well and make healthy food for my own family,” says Grace. “We joined Grow Ohio Valley, a group that turns vacant city lots into gardens. Each week my mom and I would pick out our vegetables. It was great to know we were eating really fresh vegetables and helping our community. As a child I always liked when my mom made couscous and this past summer I found out how easy it was to prepare. Now I have a meal that even my picky 7-year-old sister will eat. The dish can be made in less than 20 minutes and is great packed up for lunch the next day. “
Check out Grace's meal: Cool Couscous and Berry Healthy Dessert.