GILBERT, Ariz. -- A budding Gilbert chef is gearing up for a trip to the White House this summer.
Cody Vasquez submitted the recipe for his Healthy Shrimp Tacos With Watermelon Jicama Salad to Epicurious and was chosen as the winner from Arizona for all-expenses paid trip to Washington D.C. to attend the Kids' State Dinner and meet first lady Michelle Obama on July 18.
Haile Thomas, now 13, of Tucson was Arizona's winner in 2012, which was the first year of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge. She introduced the first lady at last year's Kids' State Dinner.
More than 1,500 kids from all over the country submitted recipes for this year's contest.
Cody, 12, will be one of 54 kids going to the White House this summer.
Healthy Shrimp Tacos
Red Chili Powder
Plain Greek Yogurt
Watermelon Jicama Salad