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Dining with the First Lady
Liam Kivirist, 11, Browntown, was the Wisconsin winner in a national recipe contest organized by Michelle Obama. He cooked his winning chili in this solar oven on his parents farmstead. (Photo submitted)
WASHINGTON - An 11-year-old homeschooler from rural Browntown was invited to have lunch Tuesday with First Lady Michelle Obama after his chili recipe was a winner in her national healthy-eating contest. Liam Kivirist was one of 54 young winners in the second annual Healthy Lunchtime Challenge with his "Wisconsin Solar Oven-Simmered Chili." The contest, open to 8- to 12-year-olds, received more than 1,300 entries and is part of the First Lady's Let's Move initiative against obesity.