Winners of the contest earn a chance to have a Kids’ “State Dinner” with first lady Michelle Obama at the White House. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Associated Press)

The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge and Kids’ “State Dinner” contest is for kids ages 8 to 12.

Recipes entered in the contest must be original and should include something from each of the five food groups, either in one dish or in a main dish with a side. Judges will be looking for a tasty, healthful recipe that is creative and not too expensive.

Entries are due May 12. Go to for instructions on how to enter. Always ask a grown-up before going online.