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Friday, January 22, 2016

RI Kids' Healthy Recipe Challenge

Winning recipes combined in cookbook
From the RI Community Food Bank

The RI Community Food Bank joined with Governor Gina Raimondo, First Gentleman Andy Moffit and Eat Drink RI to host the first annual Rhode Island Kids' Healthy Recipe Challenge culminating with a luncheon featuring the winning recipes. 

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The Community Kitchen at the Rhode Island Community Food Bank prepared and served the winning dishes to finalists and their families, along with local elected officials and community members. 

The Governor's Office received 126 recipes for starters, entrees and desserts from 5th-8th graders throughout Rhode Island and chose 6-7 finalists for each category. 

The Recipes

The finalists' recipes were compiled into the 2016 Rhode Island Kids' Healthy Recipe Cookbook. Download these great recipes and try them at home!

The meal began with "Tabouli," a starter submitted by Chef Sofia Sweet. Sofia is a fifth-grader at Fishing Cove Elementary School in North Kingstown. She chose to submit her tabouli recipe in honor of her grandmother, who made the dish for Sofia's birthday every year before she passed away.

Then, guests enjoyed Chef Cameron Belisle's  "Cod Fish Tacos," as an entree. Cameron is a fifth-grade student at Stone Hill Elementary School in Cranston. He and his family enjoy an active lifestyle, cooking and recently running a 5K race together.

The luncheon concluded with "Apple Roses," a dessert submitted by Chef Lily Addonizio. Lily is a fifth-grader at Immaculate Conception Catholic Regional School in Cranston. Her recipe for apple roses was chosen not only for its healthy ingredients, but also for its creativity and delicious taste.