Michelle Obama speaks out on lunches

May 28, 2014 7:00 AM

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WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama turned uncharacteristically political Tuesday, pushing back against a measure pending in the Republican-controlled House that would let some schools opt out of federal dietary standards for school lunches.

The standards, approved by Congress and the president in 2010, set limits on sodium, fat, and calories, and require that unhealthy menu items be replaced with fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.

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