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Michelle Obama Fights to Save Stricter Nutritional Standards

Debate Erupts Over Healthy Lunch Waiver

Photos Courtesy of United States Health Department 

A U.S. House of Representatives panel argued over a proposal that would let schools delay implementation of stricter nutritional standards for student meals.  

According to EducationWeek.org, the School Nutrition Association noted that the meal standards have been difficult and costly for districts to apply and have led to an excess of discarded food. 

The opposition argued that the obesity epidemic is too important to put off for another year. First lady Michelle Obama wrote a guest editorial for The New York Times advocating to keep the Let's Move initiative going. 

"The last thing we can afford to do right now is play politics with our kids' health," she said at a recent U.S. House of Representatives meeting. Mrs. Obama referred to the proposal as "unnaceptable to me, not just first lady, but also as a mother."

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Article by Navindra Persaud, EducationWorld Contributor.

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