Nine Year Old Celiac Dines at the White House

US-WhiteHouse-LogoWe love sharing happy news about fellow celiacs here at Triumph Dining. We were very excited to hear that Ingrid Gruber, a 9-year-old with celiac disease, was one of 54 children who were welcomed to the White House this week to have dinner with First Lady Michelle Obama.

These 54 children between the ages of eight and twelve won the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, a national recipe contest. More than 1,300 children from across the United States entered this contest, each submitting original, healthy and delicious recipe. One winner was then chosen from each state, DC and three U.S. territories.

9-year-old Ingrid was amongst these lucky winners with her recipe for a salmon salad called “Inga Binga’s Salmon Salad” which she says was inspired by her grandfather’s salmon recipe. You can check out her winning recipe here if you want to give it a go yourself.

Congratulations, Ingrid!

3 thoughts on “Nine Year Old Celiac Dines at the White House”

  1. How exciting for Ingrid to have this wonderful opportunity to visit the White House ….. but what was she served for dinner? Was the entire meal gluten-free?

  2. As a mom of three children with gluten issues, I was wondering the exact same thing! (I imagined my children going up the steps of the White House with their little lunch sacks in their hands so they would have something to eat at the fancy dinner!)

  3. How awesome for a nine year old to bring her health knowledge and recipe creativity to the White House! Clearly she is a lot of great things, but she should not be labeled, as your headline reads, a “celiac”. No doubt the other kids she was with learned a lot about her gluten free diet, but one thing I hope they did not learn was to label her by her disease. Time to free all of us, and certainly children, of this outdated label. Thanks

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