In Pictures: The 2015 Kids’ “State Dinner”


Today, the First Lady welcomed 55 talented kid chefs to the White House for the fourth annual Kids’ “State Dinner.” It was just like any other state dinner, complete with beautiful décor and White House china, except the guests of honor were kids!

The kids had entered the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge by submitting an original recipe that was healthy, affordable, and delicious. These 55 kids’ recipes were chosen from the nearly 1,000 entries that were submitted. One winning recipe came from each state, four territories, and the District of Columbia.

It was an incredible day filled with laughter, delicious healthy food, and fun. Even the President stopped by to say hello and see what was happening.

Take a look back at the day in photos:

The dinner menu the Kids’ State Dinner in the East Room of the White House hosted by the First Lady, July 10, 2015. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)
Deb Eschmeyer, Executive Director of “Let’s Move,” interviews participants before the Kids’ State Dinner in the Cross Hall of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)
Guests line up to have their picture taken with First Lady Michelle Obama prior to a Kids’ State Dinner in the State Dining Room. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)
Abby Cornwell, 2014 Kids’ State Dinner winner from Ohio, introduces First Lady Michelle Obama during the Kids’ State Dinner. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)
First Lady Michelle Obama delivers remarks. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)
Maine recipe winner Leo Koch poses for a photo during the Kids’ State Dinner. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)
President Barack Obama shakes the hand of Colorado Healthy Lunchtime Challenge winner, Raine Adams seated with her mother Stacey, left. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
The Aloha Sorbet dessert waits to be served. (Official White House Photo by Amanda Lucidon)
The cast of Disney’s “Aladdin” performs following dinner. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)
First Lady Michelle Obama and guests watch the performance by the cast of Disney’s “Aladdin.” (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)
Healthy Lunchtime Challenge winners walk to the White House Kitchen Garden on the South Lawn following the Kids’ State Dinner. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson)