Sugar Land girl at White House "Kids State Dinner"

President Obama makes surprise appearance

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - A Sugar Land resident's skills in the kitchen landed her a visit to the White House.

Eighth-grader Devanshi Udeshi, along with her 53 fellow finalists and their families, met First Lady Michelle Obama at the second annual "Kid's State Dinner" on Tuesday.

The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge is a contest for young chefs to create a dish that is in accordance with U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines and appealing to hungry people of all ages.

Udeshi's healthy recipe was the "Slam Dunk Veggie Burger."

President Barack Obama made a surprise appearance at the event.

Mr. Obama went around to each table to congratulate the kids before leaving to get back to official business.

The kids, ranging in age from 8 to 12, got to experience an arrival ceremony in which they were officially announced as they made their way through the entrance of the White House.

The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge is a recipe contest for kids across the country, launched in 2012 by food website Epicurious, to promote healthy eating for children in the United States.

It is part of first lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move initiative.

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