Michelle Obama to take on school meal critics, as House GOP bill advances

May 27, 2014 12:48 PM

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Michelle Obama to take on school meal critics, as House GOP bill advances

First lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday plans to make a rare foray into a Capitol Hill dispute, using a White House event to rally support for school meal nutrition rules that Republicans are pushing to loosen.

The first lady successfully lobbied for those standards in 2010, and has since become the public face of this and other initiatives aimed at improving the dietary habits of children.

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