WASHINGTON -- Michelle Obama is rewarding 54 children with a visit to the White House for creating winning recipes as part of a healthy lunch contest.

The children will tour the White House vegetable garden and attend a kids' "state dinner" on Aug. 20. Some of the winning recipes will be served.

The top recipes include a teriyaki salmon wrap, a garden chicken pizza and vegan Sloppy Joes.

More than 1,200 children ages 8 to 12 entered the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge, which asked them and their parents to create nutritious lunch dishes representing each of the food groups.

The contest is a partnership with Epicurious.com and the departments of Education and Agriculture. A free cookbook with the recipes will be available online in August.

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Michelle Obama Joins Kids For White House Garden Spring Planting (PHOTOS)
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  • Spring Planting 2012 At The White House

    First lady Michelle Obama holds two thumbs up at the end of the fourth annual Kitchen Garden spring planting March 26, 2012, at the White House. School kids from all around the nation joined the first lady for the annual planting.

  • Spring Planting 2012 At The White House

    First lady Michelle Obama, second from right, works in a garden with girl scouts from Troop 60325 of Fairport, N.Y., during the fourth annual White House spring planting on March 26, 2012.

  • Spring Planting 2012 At The White House

    First lady Michelle Obama has a girl scout smell herbs during a planting in the White House's kitchen garden off the South Lawn on March 26, 2012. Obama welcomed school children from across the country to join her for the fourth annual White House spring planting.

  • Spring Planting 2012 At The White House

    First lady Michelle Obama carries plants in the White House's kitchen garden on March 26, 2012. Obama welcomed school children from across the country to join her for the fourth annual spring planting.

  • Spring Planting 2012 At The White House

    First lady Michelle Obama, second from left, works in the White House kitchen garden with girl scouts from Troop 60325 of Fairport, N.Y., during the fourth annual spring planting on March 26, 2012.

  • Spring Planting 2012 At The White House

    First Lady Michelle Obama speaks to children at the White House's kitchen garden on March 26, 2012. Obama welcomed school children from across the country to join her for the fourth annual White House kitchen garden spring planting.

  • Spring Planting 2012 At The White House

    First lady Michelle Obama cuts potatoes while helping with a planting in the White House's kitchen garden on March 26, 2012. Obama welcomed school children from across the country to join her for the fourth annual White House kitchen garden spring planting.

  • Spring Planting 2012 At The White House

    First lady Michelle Obama, left, and chief Sam Kass stand in the White House's kitchen garden on March 26, 2012. Obama welcomed school children from across the country to join her for the fourth annual White House garden spring planting.

  • Spring Planting 2012 At The White House

    First lady Michelle Obama poses with volunteers after a planting in the White House's garden off the South Lawn on March 26, 2012. Obama welcomed school children from across the country to join her for the fourth annual White House Kitchen Garden spring planting.

  • First Lady Michelle Obama Hosts White House Kitchen Garden Spring Planting

    WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 26: First lady Michelle Obama signs autograph on the T-shirt of Dylan Molineaux, a 4th grader of Bancroft Elementary School in DC, during the fourth annual Kitchen Garden spring planting March 26, 2012 at the White House in Washington, DC. School kids from all around the nation joined the first lady for the annual planting. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)