First lady loses early round of food fight

May 29, 2014 7:16 PM

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First lady loses early round of food fight

WASHINGTON — A House committee moved forward with a measure Thursday to scale back school lunch standards, despite high-profile opposition from first lady Michelle Obama.

By a party-line vote of 29-22, members of the House Appropriations Committee voted to retain a provision that would allow some school districts to opt out of federal requirements to reduce sodium and to increase fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains. The vote came as the committee debated a bill...

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