10-year-old wins national challenge, trip to White House


FRENCHTOWN, Mont. - A 10-year-old girl from Frenchtown is headed to the White House. Chloe Long won a national challenge hosted by first lady Michelle Obama to prove she understands how to cook and eat healthy.

"It took a few hours in our brains to process that we are actually going to the White House," said Kathy Long, Chloe's mother.

Kathy Long is proud of her daughter Chloe, who entered the competition last minute, but went full-force into the challenge. There were over 1,000 contestants but that didn't seem to faze the 10-year-old.

"I really wasn't worried about that. I knew I had a chance at winning," said Chloe.

The contest is the 2014 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge and Kids' State Dinner. About 1,500 kids and their parents entered and only 54 were chosen.

Chloe prepared a tofu stir fry and says she gets her skills from her father.

"It inspires me kind of. I kind of want to own a restaurant when I'm older," said Chloe.

She wants to have her own caf and she has plenty of support.

"She's pretty incredible with all her talents and she cooks a lot and she's pretty impressive," said Kathy Long.

Chloe prepared her own dish for NBC Montana, proving that even at a young age, she's professional.

"It's just really fun to me. I've cooked ever since I was young," said Chloe.

Now, it's just a matter of getting ready for the White House.

"I'm thinking, 'What does one wear to the White House?'" said Kathy Long.

Chloe and one of her parents will attend the luncheon with the first lady next month.

To find out more about the competition, click here.