Healthy Detroit Family Recipe Contest

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Enter the Healthy Detroit Family Recipe Contest sponsored by Delta Dental!

Hey families! Now is your chance to test your skills in the kitchen!

Apron logoChildren in grades 1–5 from Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties are invited to submit a 60-second video explaining their idea for a healthy recipe that includes at least one item from the following list of seasonal ingredients:

  • Apples
  • Pumpkin
  • Squash
  • Greens/lettuce
  • Carrots
  • Beans

Additional details

The public will vote on Facebook for their top 10 finalists. Then, the final 10 will be narrowed down to a final three determined by Delta Dental and Forgotten Harvest.

The final three will be invited to participate in the grand finale event, a cook-off at Forgotten Harvest on November 13 from 6–8 p.m.

Four local chefs will judge the dishes at the event and name a grand prize, second and third place winner.


  • Call for submissions: October 8–26
  • Public voting: October 30–November 4
  • Top three announced: November 5
  • Grand finale/Cook-off: November 13

Prizes provided by Delta Dental include:

  • Grand prize: $1,000 for your child’s school, a $1,000 Meijer gift card and an invitation to appear as a guest on WDIV-TV/Channel 4’s “Live in the D” program.
  • Second-place: $500 Meijer gift card
  • Third-place: $250 Meijer gift card

Submit your video

Remember, your 60-second video must comply with contest rules* and include: Your child’s name, grade, school, recipe name, recipe ingredients and why it’s a healthy and delicious recipe. Watch a sample video here.

Submissions will be accepted between October 8 and 26. 

Max upload size is 200 MB.

*The Healthy Detroit Family Recipe Contest sponsored by Delta Dental is subject in all respects to the complete Official Rules available at, or by sending a S.A.S.E. to “The Healthy Detroit Family Recipe Contest – Rules Request,” c/o Delta Dental of Michigan, Attn: Public Affairs 4100 Okemos Road Okemos, MI 48864. Open only to entrants who, as of the entry date, are permanent legal residents of Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties in the state of Michigan who are at least 18 years old. The Contest is void outside the eligible contest territory, and where prohibited or restricted by law. Contest entry period begins at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on 10/08/18 and ends at 11:59 p.m. ET on 10/26/18. LIMIT: One (1) entry per household. Entry methods, limits, restrictions and instructions, and prize information, requirements and restrictions are set forth in the Official Rules. Sponsor: Delta Dental Plan of Michigan.