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Arizona girl’s recipe wins first lady’s healthy meal challenge

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PHOENIX — An Arizona girl was recently announced as one of the winners of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, a contest created by first lady Michelle Obama to promote healthy eating.

A total of 56 winners, one from each state and territory that entered, were chosen based on their healthy, lunchtime meals.

Ten-year-old Scarlet Summers from Arizona won for her Scarlet’s Southwest Barack-A-Bowl. She, along with the other winners, will be attending the Kids’ State Dinner in Washington, D.C. at the White House later this summer.

“Kids are truly embracing and enjoying healthy eating and preparing healthy meals for their families, and I look forward to meeting this year’s winners here at the White House for the Kids’ State Dinner and trying some of their tasty creations,” Obama said in a press release.

In addition, the winners will meet and work with celebrity chef Rachel Ray who teamed up with the contest in 2015.

The contest is a part of the first lady’s “Lets Move!” initiative and encourages kids ages 8 to 12 to create healthy recipes which meet, or help to meet, the major dietary requirements based on the the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s recommendations.

The full list of winners and recipes can be seen here.

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