Michelle Obama Promotes Lunch Contest

Children across the country can win a chance to dine at the White House

Tuesday, May 22, 2012  |  Updated 7:32 AM EDT
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First lady Michelle Obama and Bob Harper of Biggest Loser, right in blue shirt, do the Interlude dance during a Let's Move event with children from Iowa schools, Thursday, Feb. 9,, 2012, at the Wells Fargo Arena in De Moines, Iowa, during her three day national tour celebrating the second anniversary of Let's Move. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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Children from across the nation will have a chance to dine like dignitaries and politicians at the White House this summer as part of a contest to promote healthy eating.

Michelle Obama is asking children ages 8 to 12 and their parents to create nutritious lunch recipes that represent each of the food groups.

Winners of "The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge" will travel to the nation's capital to dine on some of the healthy creations at a White House kids' "state dinner" in August.

The best recipes will be selected by a panel including White House chef Sam Kass and a celebrity chef.

The contest is a partnership with Epicurious.com and the departments of Education and Agriculture. The deadline to submit recipes is June 17.

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