Kids took over the East Room of the White House on Tuesday as they were honored for coming up with healthful recipes as part of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge. The second annual kids “state dinner” — it took place at lunchtime — featured 54 kids whose recipes were chosen from more than 1,300 entries from across the United States and its territories.
Emma Scielzo, 10, center, with her mother, Asha Scielzo, of Chevy Chase is interviewed by kid reporters for an online magazine during arrivals for at the kids "state dinner" July 9 at the White House. Emma was one of 54 winners of a nationwide recipe challenge to promote healthful lunches.Jacquelyn Martin/AP
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