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Sat Jul 5, 2014, 07:47 PM

First lady bucks GOP on school lunch rules [View all]

WASHINGTON — First ladies typically avoid getting into public scraps, but Michelle Obama has jumped into perhaps her biggest battle yet.

She’s fighting a House Republican effort to soften a central part of her prized anti-childhood obesity campaign and says she’s ready “to fight until the bitter end.”

Mrs. Obama even mocked the GOP effort in an opinion column and argued her case on Twitter.

“Remember a few years ago when Congress declared that the sauce on a slice of pizza should count as a vegetable in school lunches?” she wrote in The New York Times. “You don’t have to be a nutritionist to know that this doesn’t make much sense. Yet we’re seeing the same thing happening again with these new efforts to lower nutrition standards in our schools.”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/michelle-obama-fights-gop-on-school-lunch-rules/2014/07/05/eb9faeee-0415-11e4-8e9a-8f02626a2ac0_story.html

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