School lunches to have more veggies, whole grains

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Schoolchildren's favorite lunch - the ubiquitous frozen pizza - is about to get healthier.

First lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack
are expected to announce Wednesday that most school meals will have less sodium, more whole grains and more fruits and vegetables as sides. The popular pizzas will still be on school lunch lines but made with healthier ingredients.

Mrs. Obama and Vilsack are appearing at an elementary school in
Alexandria, Va., with celebrity chef Rachael Ray.

The new rules represent the first major nutritional overhaul of school meals in 15 years. They won't be as aggressive as the Obama
administration had hoped. Congress last year blocked the USDA from
making some of the changes the department had sought, including limiting french fries and pizzas.


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