Trump to roll back Michelle Obama’s school lunch rules on vegetables, fruits

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The Trump administration on Friday announced plans to roll back school lunch standards on vegetables and fruits originally promoted by Michelle Obama, unveiling the proposal on the former first lady’s birthday. The new standards will allow schools more flexibility “because they know their children best,” the Agriculture Department said in a press release. “Schools and school districts continue to tell us that there is still too much food waste and that more common-sense flexibility is needed to provide students nutritious and appetizing meals. We listened and now we’re getting to work,” Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said in a statement.

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