Anthem FoundationChef Richard Blais Encourages Kids to Create and Cook Healthy Foods

Keep it healthy, keep it simple and get creative.

Kids and teens at Boys & Girls Clubs across the country rolled up their sleeves earlier this summer to show off their culinary skills in a recipe contest sponsored by the Anthem Foundation, the philanthropic arm Anthem, Inc., aimed and encouraging kids to embrace healthy eating. All of the recipes received were judged by television personality and chef Richard Blais, who selected five winning recipes.

Hundreds of recipes were received in the competition that encouraged the kids to follow three simple rules: keep it healthy, keep it simple and get creative. The young chefs not only demonstrated their creativity but also their awareness of using foods that are healthy and flavorful.

The five winners from across the country will help their local Clubs earn $2,000 grants each from the Anthem Foundation and, will have their recipe made into recipe cards and videos. The winning recipes from the competition included ingredients from olives to avocados to chia seeds.

Winners include:
Amanda C. from Boys & Girls Clubs of Fresno County
Savannah M. from Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada, Montandon Clubhouse
Valery E. from Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada, Montandon Clubhouse
Alexa L. from Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada, Montandon Clubhouse
John P. from Boys & Girls Club of Lac Courte Oreilles

To learn more about the Anthem Foundation’s support of healthy lifestyles for Boys & Girls Club members, go here.