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Southern Wisconsin boy to show off chili dish at White House event

BROWNTOWN, WI (WTAQ) - An 11-year-old southern Wisconsin boy will show off his healthy lunch dish at the White House next month.

Liam Kivirist of Browntown in Green County was among 54 winners in the second annual Healthy Lunchtime Challenge put on by First Lady Michelle Obama.

She’ll host a reception on July 9th for the young contest winners.

Liam said he noticed that last year’s winners included a host of wraps, pestos, and noodle dishes – but no chili.

So he and his mother worked on a chili that combines normal ingredients with things like garden-grown peppers, garlics, onions, and tomatoes. He then added quinoa for protein, and pumpkin for a sweet touch.

The White House contest required its entries to have each of the main food groups. Fruits and vegetables had to make up about half the entrees.