Greenwich girl among young chefs to have lunch at White House

A girl from Greenwich was at the White House today for the first-ever state dinner for kids.Betsy Da Silva, 11, was the Connecticut winner of

GREENWICH - A girl from Greenwich was at the White House today for the first-ever state dinner for kids.

Betsy Da Silva, 11, was the Connecticut winner of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge.

First lady Michelle Obama hosted 54 children from across the country today for the special luncheon, which focused on healthy eating.

The menu was full of healthy foods with fun names including, Power Pesto Pasta, Miss Kitty's Egg Salad Sensation and Secret Service Super Salad.

President Barack Obama also made a surprise special appearance to applaud the kids for helping to spread the word about healthy eating.

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