The White House http://wunc.org en Chapel Hill 12-Year-Old Wins White House Recipe Challenge & Meets The President http://wunc.org/post/chapel-hill-12-year-old-wins-white-house-recipe-challenge-meets-president <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Twelve-year-old Chapel Hill resident Vijay </span>Dey<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> took a special trip to the White House last week after being selected as one of 54 nationwide winners of the </span><a href="http://www.recipechallenge.epicurious.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Healthy Lunchtime Challenge</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a program sponsored by food website </span><a href="http://www.epicurious.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Epicurious</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Michelle Obama’s “</span><a href="http://www.letsmove.gov/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Let’s Move</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">” initiative. The Challenge asked young chefs to submit a healthy recipe that meets the USDA’s </span><a href="http://www.choosemyplate.gov/images/MyPlateImages/JPG/myplate_green.jpg" style="line-height: 1.5;">MyPlate standards</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, meaning half of the dish is comprised of fruits and vegetables. They also were encouraged to submit the story behind the dish.</span></p><p>Dey’s winning recipe was for Spring Rolls, a dish he said was inspired by his grandfather. “My grandpa makes that recipe and I thought it tasted really good,” Dey said. “And it fit with the MyPlate food group categories.”</p><p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 20:34:32 +0000 Avery Kleinman & Laura Candler 18999 at http://wunc.org Chapel Hill 12-Year-Old Wins White House Recipe Challenge & Meets The President HBCUs Topic Of Discussion In Greensboro http://wunc.org/post/hbcus-topic-discussion-greensboro <p>Experts and educators are coming together today to discuss an economic transformation for Historically Black Colleges and Universities.<br><br><strong>Leoneda Inge:</strong>&nbsp; The down economy has not been kind to higher education and Historically Black Colleges and Universities, or HBCUs have suffered even more. Andrea Harris is president of the North Carolina Institute of Minority Economic Development.&nbsp; She has invited black college leaders and the head of the White House Initiative on HBCUs to debate the financial survival of these institutions.<br> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 11:05:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 2303 at http://wunc.org Greensboro Students Visiting the White House Garden http://wunc.org/post/greensboro-students-visiting-white-house-garden <p>A group of students from Greensboro is in Washington D.C. today helping First Lady Michelle Obama plant her White House garden.<br><br><strong>Jeff Tiberii: </strong>Last year students at Sumner Elementary school students decided to plant their own garden, and sent letters to the First lady seeking advice. Last week the White House called and extended an invitation for five third graders, two teachers and the principal to visit the White House and receive gardening tips first hand. Principal Thyais Maxwell says the children are excited and the families emotional<br> Mon, 26 Mar 2012 08:45:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 2989 at http://wunc.org MCNC Honored at the White House http://wunc.org/post/mcnc-honored-white-house <p>A Triangle non-profit is being honored at the White House today.&nbsp; MCNC has been named a “Champion of Change” for its work in providing broadband to rural North Carolina.&nbsp; Joe Freddoso is the President and CEO of MCNC.&nbsp; He says the first of their two major projects is almost complete.<br> Wed, 15 Feb 2012 16:50:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 3262 at http://wunc.org Raleigh Business Leaders at White House http://wunc.org/post/raleigh-business-leaders-white-house <p>A group of Raleigh area business owners are in Washington D-C today for a roundtable discussion with White House officials.<br> Thu, 12 Jan 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 3463 at http://wunc.org