School lunches part of nutrition conference discussion

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC) — Parents, what your child eats at school will be part of a discussion Tuesday in Washington. Nutritionists from around the country are meeting for their annual conference on school nutrition. They are calling for a change in the controversial new standards.

One lawmaker is pushing to relax the USDA’s rules that took effect last summer. It requires schools to offer a certain amount of grain and low-sodium food. First Lady Michelle Obama says kids need healthier eating options to help fight childhood obesity, but critics argue the new menus are unpopular and that it will cost school districts too much money.

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