Kids' 'state dinner' – President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama chat with guests during the second kids' "state dinner" on Tuesday, July 9, at the White House. Fifty-four children, along with their parents and guardians, attended as winners of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge.
Kids' 'state dinner' – Genzo Gonzales, 11, of Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, attends the dinner held in the East Room of the White house. Each child submitted a healthy recipe as part of the challenge; Gonzales' recipe was for Kangkong Pomegranate Salad.
Kids' 'state dinner' – First lady Michelle Obama and Epicurious Editor-in-Chief Tanya Steel do the wave with those in attendance.
Kids' 'state dinner' – President Obama was not an announced guest at the dinner but made a surprise visit.
Kids' 'state dinner' – Makenna Hurd, 9, from Mascot, Tennessee, gives President Obama a hug during the dinner. Hurd won for her Bodacious Banana Muffins recipe.
Kids' 'state dinner' – President Obama greets guests during the dinner.