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School lunches to have more veggies, whole grains
Story Updated: Jan 25, 2012
WASHINGTON (AP) - Schoolchildren's favorite lunch - the
ubiquitous frozen pizza - is about to get healthier.
First lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack
are expected to announce today that most school meals will have
less sodium, more whole grains and more fruits and vegetables as
The popular pizzas will still be on school lunch lines but
made with healthier ingredients.
Mrs. Obama and Vilsack are appearing at an elementary school in
Alexandria, Va., with celebrity chef Rachael Ray.
The new rules represent the first major nutritional overhaul of
school meals in 15 years. They won't be as aggressive as the Obama
administration had hoped.
Congress last year blocked the USDA from making some of the changes the department had sought, including limiting french fries and pizzas.