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Winners announced for 'Kids' State Dinner' (+video)

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(Read caption) Judges tested recipes from more than 1,300 entries submitted by kids from all over the United States and its territories to determine the 54 winners who will attend the 2013 Kids 'State Dinner' at the White House.
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Michelle Obama, Epicurious, the US Department of Education, and the Department of Agriculture have announced the recipe winners for the second 'Kids' State Dinner' to be held at the White House on July 9. The recipe contest and the dinner are part of Mrs. Obama's efforts to promote healthy eating among America’s youth through her "Let's Move!" initiative.

The contest for lunchtime recipes was open to children living in any of the US states, three territories, and the District of Columbia. Each winning recipe had to meet the criteria that supports the USDA MyPlate guidelines (ChooseMyPlate.gov) by representing each of the food groups including, fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and low-fat dairy foods.

The judges received more than 1,300 entries.

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