See the bottom of this page for latest updates as of July 9. 2013, 12:34 PST.

Thanks for visiting the official information page for Nicolas’ Farm-to-Fork coverage of the “Healthy Recipe Challenge” State Dinner event on Tuesday at noon, from the East Room of the White House in Washington, D. C. Official details follow:

He will be interviewing the First Lady on Tuesday, July 9, 2013, and helping to honor the student in Menlo Park who was selected along with more than 50 children from around the country to eat the winning recipes with the Fist Lady and officials. He has been given special access to cover the kid-friendly and kid-focused healthy food celebration as the “Farm-to-Fork Kids Correspondent,” courtesy of his partnership with Clear Channel. 

On July 9th, fifty-six children and their parent/guardian (one pair from each of the 50 states, plus the U.S. Territories, D.C., and Puerto Rico) will gather in Washington, DC where they will have attend the Kids’ “State Dinner” at the White House, hosted by Mrs. Obama. Each child (and their parents) submitted a healthy recipe as part of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge. A selection of the winning healthy recipes will be served. 

Nicolas, carrying his official Clear Channel press pass and a mission to interview the kids, families, and attendees of the Kid’s State Dinner, is also going to meet with officials in DC  to pass on his call to action to help him spread the movement of “4 kids x kids,” – that active engagement in learning how to grow, shop for, cook, and eat kid-friendly, healthy foods, is now possible through technology, and that inspiration comes from kids to kids, children can lead the way towards healthier people worldwide.

Through technology such as Nicolas’ Garden, kids now have the tools they need to grow, shop for, cook, and eat healthier, fresher foods, connect with farm to table ideas about nutritional value and sustainability, and be their own enabled champions when it comes to what they will cook, where their foods come from, and what they will eat and do to be healthy. 

More information is below, including updated, daily photographs and information links. For direct, on the ground DC information, please contact: Drisha Leggitt, (916) 206-2553 or


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Although Nicolas did not win in his entry “California Sunshine” chicken curry recipe (see photo above), he is really honored to be selected by Clear Channel to be the official Farm to Fork Correspondent at the Kid’s State Dinner. He will have exclusive White House press corp access to all attendees and will be interviewing the First Lady Michelle Obama, among other notables, and hopefully also the winner from Menlo Park!

Nicolas is there to also spread the message that kid-friendly, kid-enabled, healthy food is both fun and possible, and that kids can change the course of their health futures!

Making his dream to help fight obesity in kids, Nicolas Come.

Nicolas took the “Red Eye” July 8th, Sunday night; arriving Monday in Washington D.C. to meet with Congresswoman Doris Matsui (Sacramento Democrat), who personally encouraged the White House to grant this amazing opportunity to Nicolas, and who is a significant proponent of healthy children initiatives to combat obesity, Farm to Fork programs and community and school gardens, and technology.

Nicolas also hopes to connect with Senator Feinstein and/or Senator Boxer, the Secretary of the Department of Agriculture, the USDA’s chief of nutrition policy, and the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, while he is in the region.


If you are interested in covering “Mr. Nicolas Goes to Washington”, or would like Nicolas to report from the event with your Media Pass, or would like us to send you his interviews, reports, etc., please contact Drisha immediately: (916) 206-2553 or


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Eight-year-old Nicolas Come, inventor of the “Nicolas’ Garden” Mobile App and digital platform, will be reporting to children worldwide from the White House, on Tuesday, July 9, 2013. Confirmed by the White House Press Corps that Nicolas will attend the July 9 media event as the, “Farm-to-Fork Kids Correspondent,” Nicolas will be reporting from/on the First Lady’s second annual “Kids’ State Dinner”; interviewing First Lady Michelle Obama, and some attending youth that won the First Lady’s “Healthy Lunch Recipe Challenge.”

Northern California-based Nicolas will be covering the “Kids’ State Dinner” event from the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., at noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST), Tuesday. Before, during, and after the event, Nicolas will be uploading and/or recording his interviews for regional media outlets, as well as streaming the interviews and commentary through the Nicolas Garden

He also hopes to upload some/all of the attending “Healthy Lunch Challenge” recipes to the “Nicolas’ Garden” Mobile App and website, allowing children worldwide to download and prepare the winning, healthy recipes.

Nicolas Come invented, recruited technical and communications volunteers, developed, and then launched, the Nicolas’ Garden Mobile App in May 2013. The Nicolas’ Garden Mobile App and digital platform allows children and families to share healthy recipes, create meal plans and shopping lists, learn easy and fun cooking tips, play health-related games, link to other healthy programs and services.  

First Lady Michelle Obama’s second annual Kids’ “State Dinner,” at the White House, will be attended by 54 children, ages 8-12, and representing all U.S. states, three territories and the District of Columbia. The “State Dinner” luncheon will feature a selection of healthy recipes from the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, and a performance by Rachel Crow. The Challenge was created in support of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative, which aims to help solve the problem of childhood obesity within a generation.

Nicolas will be arriving in Washington D.C. Monday morning, and hopes to interview the winners and participants, and also interview Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D – CA), Epicurious Magazine Editor-in-Chief Tanya Steele, and the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, while he is in town. Additionally, he will be available for media interviews at that time for anyone interested in the “Nicolas’ Garden” App.