PEORIA, Ill. (AP) - Eleven-year-old Maggie Smith of Peoria is headed to the White House as the statewide winner of a healthy recipe contest associated with First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! Initiative.
She will join children from around the country for a "Kid's State Dinner" on July 14. Smith calls her winning dish "West Wing chicken with Secret Service noodles."
It pairs lightly breaded, pan-cooked chicken breast with strands of zucchini, yellow squash, carrots and asparagus topped by homemade marinara sauce.