Tulsa student honored at White House for healthy recipe

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Updated: 7/09/2013 11:12 am Published: 7/09/2013 11:05 am

A Tulsa student is one of the winners of a nationwide recipe challenge in First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” program.

Ogden Johnson, 10, was one of the winners with the recipe, "Taco De Camaron."

The winners were announced today and attended a Kids’ State Dinner at the White House on Tuesday.

"Our Kids' State Dinner is one of my favorite events of the year, and the kid chefs who come from around the country never cease to impress and inspire me with their creativity and ingenuity. I'm counting down the days until the winners join me at the White House to celebrate these healthy and delicious meals that kids everywhere will love," said First Lady Michelle Obama.

The second Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, created to promote healthy eating among America's youth, received more than 1,300 entries featuring wholesome, tasty ingredients, including salmon, black beans and ground turkey.

The winners and featured recipes include:
  • Rowan Bean, 9, (Seward, AK) - "Alaskan Ceviche with Mango"
  • Kindall Sewell-Murphy, 10, (Selma, AL) - "Kale Broccoli Chicken and Apple Salad"
  • Emma-Kate Schaefer, 8, (Fayetteville, AR) - "Confetti Spring Rolls - Orange-Cilantro Sauce"
  • Alexandra Nickle, 10, (Phoenix, AZ) - "Banana's Black Bean Burritos"
  • Rose Scott, 12, Menlo (Park, CA) - "Pork and Tofu Lettuce Cups"
  • Nicholas Hornbostel, 8, (Edwards, CO) - "Sushi Salad"
  • John Breitfelder, 9, (New Canaan, CT) - "Quinoa "Risotto" with Shrimp and Kale"
  • Braeden Mannering, 9, (Bear, DE) - "Tortilla Bowl Deluxe"
  • Nicole Medina, 10, (Miami, FL) - "Summer Salmon"
  • Regan Matthews, 12, (Atlanta, GA) - "Sweet Potato Turkey Sliders"
  • Eleanor Cowell, 8, (Honolulu, HI) - "Curried Chicken Salad & Taste of the Tropics"
  • Corrine VanderGaast, 9, (Tipton, IA) - "Stone Curry with Brown Rice"
  • Adam Wirth, 8, (Boise, ID) - "Veggie Barley Salad with Orange Honey Vinaigrette"
  • Taddy Pettit, 10, (Oakwood, IL) - "Black Bean Wrap with Jicama - Grilled Corn Salsa"
  • Lydia Graham, 9, (Carmel, IN) - "Sneaky Chili Surprise"
  • Olivia Neely, 10, (Lenexa, KS) - "Fun Mini Pizzas with Veggies & Cauliflower Crust"
  • Regan Strehl, 11, (Lexington, KY) - "Raisin Bran Muffins"
  • Brynna Robert, 12, (Metairie, LA) - "Sweet and Spicy Stir Fry"
  • Shefali Singh, 12, (Falmouth, MA) - "Shefali's Scrumptious Spring Rolls"
  • Emma Scielzo. 10, (Chevy Chase, MD) - "Chicken Masala Wrap"
  • Noah Koch, 9, (Waterville, ME) - "Vegan Powerhouse Pesto Pasta"
  • Jacob Hirsch, 8, (West Bloomfield, MI) - "Picky Eater Pita Pizza Pockets"
  • Kaitlyn Kirchner, 9, (Madelia, MN) - "Garden Stir-Fry"
  • Henry Oates, 8, (Adrian, MO) - "Confetti Peanut Ginger Party Pasta"
  • Reed Lindsey, 10, (Booneville, MS) - "Pan Seared Mississippi Catfish on a Bed of River Rice"
  • Joshua Garrigues, 8, (Bozeman, MT) - "Healthy Vegetable Fried Quinoa"
  • Vijay Dey, 12, (Chapel Hill, NC) - "Spring Rolls"
  • Charli McQuillan, 8, (Oxbow, ND) - "Asian Fajitas"
  • Bence Brown, 9, (Omaha, NE) - "Terrific Tuna Casserole"
  • Olivia Beauchesne, 12, (Nottingham, NH) - "Liv's Curry Chicken Salad Sandwich"
  • Goldie Siegel, 8, (Clifton, NJ) - "Hawaiian Turkey Sliders with Mango-Pineapple Salsa"
  • Louis Teich, 10, (Las Cruces, NM) - "Spinach Frittata"
  • Isabella Gross, 11, (Henderson, NV) - "Chex Chicken and Bellaberry Smoothie"
  • Peter Murphy, 8, (Manhasset, NY) - "Super Rescue Soup"
  • Anisha Patel, 11, (Blacklick, OH) - "Kickin, Colorful, Bell Peppers stuffed with Quinoa"
  • Ogden Johnson, 10, (Tulsa, OK) - "Taco De Camaron"
  • Audrey Russell, 10, (Portland, OR) - "Salmon Fried Rice"
  • Ganesh Selvakumar, 9, (Broomall, PA) - "Lentil Spinach Soup and Mint Chutney"
  • Samantha Mastrati, 12, (Cranston, RI) - "Italian Garden Salsa with Crunchy Chicken Tenders"
  • Corbin Jackson, 9, (Mount Pleasant, SC) - "Bring it On, Brussels Sprout Wrap!"
  • Owen Kerkvliet, 9, (Huron, SD) - "Hidden Veggie Lasagna"
  • Makenna Hurd, 9, (Mascot, TN) - "Makenna's Bodacious Banana Muffins"
  • Devanshi Udeshi, 12, (Sugar Land, TX) - "Slam Dunk Veggie Burger"
  • Cecily Asplund, 10, (Provo, UT) - "Lucky Lettuce Cups"
  • Campbell Kielb, 8, (Sterling, VA) - "Orange Chicken Lettuce Wraps"
  • Colin Hurliman, 9, (Burlington, VT) - "Champ's Maple BBQ Turkey Burgers"
  • Amber Kelley, 10, (Woodinville, WA) - "Nummy No-Noodle Lasagna"
  • Liam Kivirist, 11, (Browntown, WI) - "Wisconsin Solar Oven-Simmered Chili"
  • Jessica Wolfe, 9, (Shepherdstown, WV) - "Spicy Tofu Lettuce Cups"
  • Breeze Petty, 11, (Thermopolis, WY) - "Scrumptious Chili with Zucchini Cornbread"
  • Ingrid Lamberg, 9, (Washington, DC) - "Inga Binga's Salmon Salad"
  • Genzo Gonzales, 11, (Saipan, MP) - "Kangkong Pomegranate Salad"
  • Aliana Piñero, 9, (San Juan, PR) - "Yummy Eggplant Lasagna Rolls"
  • Sakari Clendinen, 8, (St. Thomas, VI) - "Zucchini Pancakes & Passion Fruit Banana Smoothie"
The winners were chosen by a panel of judges that included: Tanya Steel, Epicurious editor-in-chief; Sam Kass, Executive Director of Let's Move! and Senior Policy Advisor on Nutrition; Dr. Robert C. Post, Associate Executive Director, Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, USDA; Susan Winchell, Assistant General Counsel for Ethics, USED; Sam Myers, Jr., White House Liaison, USED; Mike Curtain, CEO of DC Central Kitchen and The Campus Kitchens Project; and two Washington, D.C.-based children who are graduates of Share our Strength's Cooking Matters program.

For a behind the scenes look at this year's judging, click <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KO0CbxZzQ4I>.

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