Mrs. Obama hosts kids for lunchtime state dinner

Mrs. Obama hosts kids for lunchtime state dinner

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Mrs. Obama hosts kids for lunchtime state dinner

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by STACY A. ANDERSON, Associated Press

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Posted on August 20, 2012 at 6:49 AM

Updated Monday, Aug 20 at 7:06 AM

WASHINGTON -- More than 50 children from across the country are gathering at the White House for the first kids' "state dinner," a luncheon hosted by first lady Michelle Obama.

The 54 children ages 8 to 12 are winners of Mrs. Obama's Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, which asked children and their parents to create original, nutritious lunch recipes representing each of the food groups. More than 1,200 children entered.

The Oregon winner is 9-year-old Robert Robinson, who won for his recipe for Veggie Pizza.

The Washington state winner is 9-year-old Arla Sutton, who entered a recipe for Salad Noodle Wraps.

The White House says it will post live updates and pictures of the event here.

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