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Michelle Obama

Fights anti-obesity softening

5 Jul, 2014

The First Lady is fighting a House Republican effort to soften a central part of her anti-childhood obesity campaign.  She says she’s ready “to fight until the bitter end.”  She mocks the GOP in an opinion column in The New York Times:

Remember a few years ago when Congress declared that the sauce on a slice of pizza should count as a vegetable in school lunches? 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.