House panel votes for waivers on first lady-backed school meal standards

May 29, 2014 8:20 PM

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House panel votes for waivers on first lady-backed school meal standards

A House committee has endorsed a Republican plan to allow some schools to opt out of healthier meal standards.

The vote comes as first lady Michelle Obama campaigns in support of the standards. On Tuesday, she met with school nutrition officials who said the guidelines are working in their schools.

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