The White House is sponsoring a dinner where children aged 8-12 can submit recipes to a national contest. Entries are expected to use the Department of Agriculture's nutritional guidelines, and incorporate each of the food groups as part of a lunch meal that could be served at a school. A winner from each state will then be selected, and invited to a White House function where some of the top recipes will be served.

"We all want to ensure that our kids are eating nutritious, delicious food at every meal, and as a mom I know that parents are always looking for new ideas to make that happen,” said the first lady in a statement. “With parents and kids all across the country getting creative in the kitchen, I know we'll find healthy meals that every family will enjoy.  And I can’t wait to try the kids’ creations myself.”

The contest is part of the first lady's Lets Move! campaign to reduce childhood obesity.