The New York Times:
Invent a lunch recipe that is healthy, affordable and tasty, working within the Department of Agriculture's nutrition guidelines. An entry can be either a full plate (roasted baby carrots with grilled tofu and black beans) or a dish (whole-wheat pizza with chicken, onions and peppers) as long as it includes most of the recommended food groups: vegetables, whole grains, protein (fish, poultry, meat, soy), dairy and fruit. Help from grown-ups is allowed, as needed; no unsupervised knife tasks or cooking over open flame, please. The deadline for entries is June 17.Judges for the contest include Sam Kass, assistant White House chef and food policy adviser; select representatives from the Agriculture and Education departments; a surprise celebrity chef, yet to be named; one American child and one parent; and Tanya Steel, editor-in-chief of Epicurious.com. Entries will be judged on nutrition taste, creativity, affordability, and the "back story."
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