Nine-year-old Ava Terosky had plenty of good cooking tips to share with Marc Vetri and Senator Bob Casey when she joined them in the kitchen at Vetri Ristorante to show them how to make her “Sunny’s Omelet.”

Her top tips:

  • Dropping a bit of water in the pan to make sure it’s hot enough — if it sizzles, you can add your ingredients.
  • Swirling the butter around the pan to keep it from burning
  • Cutting her food into animal shapes to appease her picky sister

Ava is Pennsylvania’s winner of Michelle Obama’s 2016 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, an honor that included an invitation to join the First Lady and the 55 other winners at the White House for the annual Kids’ State Dinner. Over the next year, she is tasked with the responsibility of being a healthy eating ambassador for the state.

We were honored to help Ava celebrate her win and support healthy choices by kids everywhere!

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