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First Lady fighting back for healthier school lunches
First Lady Michelle Obama is fighting back against a republican sponsored House bill that would take the bite out of healthier school meal standards she has championed.
The new rules that set fat, calorie, sugar and sodium limits - were phased in starting last school year as a result of Mrs. Obama's anti-obesity campaign.
But a house committee is expected to approve a spending bill this week- that would allow schools to waive the healthier standards, if they lose money on food programs for six months.
"Now is not the time to rollback everything we have worked for."
"The last thing we can afford to do right now is play politics with our kids' health."
The First Lady held a meeting at the White House with school nutrition officials from a number of cities today.
They say the healthier standards are benefiting children in their districts.
But a government report released earlier this year showed more than one million children stopped buying school lunches after the standards were implemented, complaining of food lacking in taste and smaller portions.