WASHINGTON, D.C. (CNN) - More than 50 children from across the nation gathered Monday at the White House for the first-ever Kids' "State Dinner." Attendees were winners of a contest to create an original, nutritious lunchtime recipe.
The dinner -- which was more of a lunch, really -- was hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama, who has become a high-profile anti-obesity advocate.
The White House says this is the first time the guests of honor were all under the age of 13.
It's also the first time the White House kitchen has served a formal meal where the entire menu was created by "chefs" with no formal training.