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updated: 7/21/2014 1:50 PM

12-year-old Palatine girl dines with First Lady

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A 12-year-old Palatine girl has had a dinner date few of her peers can boast of: a meal with First Lady Michelle Obama.

Tess Boghossian was one of 54 winners of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge Contest, part of the first lady's campaign against childhood obesity. She was selected as a winner for her healthy version of Lincoln's Inaugural Soup, which used quinoa and vegetables. Boghossian tells WBBM-TV she learned the original dish had an unhealthy amount of butter in it.

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Boghossian says that Mrs. Obama was "really nice and inviting" during Friday's dinner.

She says she also met the president and the White House chef. Attendees of the dinner were told the president's favorite snack is chips and guacamole.

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