Michelle Obama hosted the second Kids' State Dinner at the White House on July 9. The guests were 54 American children who had submitted winning recipes for a healthy recipe contest sponsored by the White House and Epicurious.
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.