In order to motivate kids to eat healthier and be active in the kitchen, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona is launching its 2016 kids cooking contest, Walk On! Kids Cooking Challenge, for the sixth year.
Children ages 9–12, living anywhere in Arizona, are encouraged to submit their healthy, tasty side dish creations for a chance to win a new bike. Finalists will also have an opportunity to prepare and share their masterpiece at a Phoenix Suns home game.
Contestants can submit recipes anytime between Jan. 1–27, 2016. Recipes must be:
- An original recipe for a hot or cold side dish
- Include at least one fruit and/or vegetable
- Be able to be cooked within 20 minutes (not including prep time)
The top five recipes will be selected based on nutritional value, taste and originality. Finalists will be invited to present their creations at a Phoenix Suns home game Feb. 6 at the US Airways Center. After the cooking demonstrations, recipe details will be posted online at www.walkonaz.com for a public vote. Voting will be open from Feb. 6 through Feb. 17. Each of the five finalists will earn fun prizes and the grand prize winner will receive a new bike. The winner may also be asked to participate in local TV and newspaper interviews.