Iowa girl selected for Obama’s lunch challenge

TIPTON, Iowa (AP) — A 9-year-old girl from eastern Iowa has been selected as a winner to a national healthy lunchtime challenge organized by first lady Michelle Obama.

The White House said Thursday that Corrine VanderGaast’s recipe for stone curry with brown rice was the winning selection for the state of Iowa.

The challenge asked participants to come up with a healthy recipe that featured each of the food groups, including whole grains, lean proteins and low-fat dairy foods. Fruits and vegetables had to make up roughly half the plate.

Corrine is one of 54 winners ages 8 through 12 that represents all 50 states, the District of Columbia and three territories.

The children will have lunch with the first lady on July 9 at the White House.

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