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Kids' State Dinner celebrates healthy lunches (+video)

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(Read caption) White House chef Sam Kass talks about the importance of young people becoming involved in creating (and eating!) healthy dishes at the 2013 Kids' State Dinner.
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State dinners at the White House are a big deal. President Obama dines with world leaders, discussing issues and ideas over the finest cuisine. But it wasn't British Prime Minister David Cameron or Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai eating with the president today.

Fifty-four young children from around the country were the guests of honor at the second Kids' State Dinner. They received the invite to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. thanks to winning recipes they submitted to the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, a campaign put on by first lady Michelle Obama. A panel of judges evaluated more than 1,300 recipes from the 50 states and four US territories to determine which kid-created dishes are the most healthy, delicious, and affordable.

Meals with names like Sneaky Chili Surprise and Bring It On Brussels Sprouts Wrap were judged by professionals from and the D.C. Central Kitchen, and they did not disappoint.


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