Michelle Obama announces winners of kids contest

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Associated Press

Posted on July 24, 2012 at 10:32 AM

Updated Tuesday, Jul 24 at 11:31 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama is rewarding 54 children with a visit to the White House for creating winning recipes as part of a healthy lunch contest.

The children will tour the White House vegetable garden and attend a kids' "state dinner" on Aug. 20. Some of the winning recipes will be served.

The top recipes include a teriyaki salmon wrap, a garden chicken pizza and vegan Sloppy Joes.

More than 1,200 children ages 8 to 12 entered the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, which asked them and their parents to create nutritious lunch dishes representing each of the food groups.

The contest is a partnership with Epicurious.com and the departments of Education and Agriculture. A free cookbook with the recipes will be available online in August.

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More information:

http://recipechallenge.epicurious.com

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