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First Lady to Host Third Annual 'Kids' State Dinner'

The White House(WASHINGTON) -- First Lady Michelle Obama will host her third annual "Kids' State Dinner" next month, with 54 children from all states, territories and the District of Columbia being invited to attend.

The children were selected as winners in a healthy recipe competition as part of Michelle Obama's "Let's Move!" initiative. The winning children will be accompanied by a parent or guardian and will attend the July 18 event at the White House. Michelle Obama and the children will enjoy a healthy lunch, featuring a selection of the winning recipes submitted by the children and a visit to the White House Kitchen Garden.

There were more than 1,500 entries in the "Healthy Lunchtime Challenge" this year. Each entrant had to be between the ages of 8 and 12 and submit a recipe that represented each of the food groups including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins and low-fat dairy foods. Fruits and vegetables were expected to comprise about half of the meal.

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