Raimondo to Host 2016 RI Kids’ Healthy Luncheon

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Governor Gina M. Raimondo and First Gentleman Andy Moffit, in
partnership with the Rhode Island Community Food Bank and Eat Drink RI, will host
a luncheon to recognize the winners of the RI Kids’ Healthy Recipe Challenge

«As a mom, I know how important it is to start healthy eating habits from a young
age,» Raimondo said. «I’m excited to meet our finalists and celebrate their dedication
to cooking food that’s both good and good for you.»
«This recipe challenge has been a great way to showcase the talent of our young
chefs,» Moffit said. «Kids from all over Rhode Island submitted impressive dishes,
and I can’t wait to try them out with my own family. Thank you to all of the creative
students who participated, our fantastic judges and our partners, Eat Drink RI and
the RI Community Food Bank for their generous support.»
The Governor’s Office, in partnership with the RI Food Bank and Eat Drink RI, received
126 recipes for starters, entrees and desserts from 5th-8th graders throughout Rhode
Island and chose 6-7 finalists each category.
The Governor will use the hashtags #RIHealthyKids and #HealthyRI in relation to
this event.
WHO: Governor Gina M. Raimondo
First Gentleman Andy Moffit
Dr. Nicole Alexander-Scott, MPH, Director, RI Department of Health
David Dadekian, Founder and President, Eat Drink RI
Michaela Johnson, Co-Host, Rhode Show
Maria Meza, Executive Chef, El Rancho Grande
Andrew Schiff, CEO, Rhode Island Community Food Bank
WHEN: Saturday, January 9, 2016
12:00 p.m. — Registration
12:30 p.m. — Program Begins/Lunch is Served
WHERE: Rhode Island Community Food Bank
200 Niantic Avenue, Providence, RI