Madison student attends Kids' State Dinner at White House | News
MADISON, MS (WLBT) - A Madison student recently represented Mississippi at the first ever Kids' State Dinner at the White House.
Linda Martinez, 12, was one of 54 young chefs from across the country who earned an invitation to the dinner by submitting a healthy recipe as part of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge.
First Lady Michelle Obama hosted the event, and President Barack Obama made a surprise appearance. One child from each state, three territories and the District of Columbia was chosen by a panel of judges.
Linda was chosen for her recipe for "Mississippi Tacos."
“This recipe is a mixture of my heritage and where I live,” Linda said, according to the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge Cookbook. “I wanted to combine Mexican food and blend in the culture of the South together.”
Linda and her mother Kim Martinez traveled to the White House for the dinner on Aug. 20.
To see Linda's recipe and all the other winning recipes from children across the country, download the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge Cookbook.
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