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May 29th, 2014
09:32 PM ET

Michelle Obama vs. GOP on school lunches

Crossfire hosts Stephanie Cutter and Newt Gingrich debate the government's role in dictating school lunch standards with Margo Wootan and Genevieve Wood.

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Good nutrition or nanny state?
May 29th, 2014
04:33 PM ET

Good nutrition or nanny state?

First Lady Michelle Obama argued Tuesday that it's "unacceptable" for House Republicans to consider making major changes to the 2010 child nutrition law – a hallmark of her "Let's Move" campaign against childhood obesity.

"The last thing we can afford to do right now is play politics with our kids' health," she said. "Now is not the time to roll back everything that we have worked for. Our kids deserve so much better than that."

The first lady made her remarks at the White House before meeting with school leaders and experts on child nutrition.

Her comments represented a rare moment for the first lady, who stays far away from public disputes with Congress.

Just today, in a move that assures a further showdown with the White House and first lady Michelle Obama over school lunches, a Republican-led House committee voted down a Democratic amendment that would have allowed schools struggling to comply with nutrition standards a one-year delay.

The House Appropriations Committee voted “No” on an amendment that would have stripped the language in the agriculture appropriations bill that allows the struggling schools a one-year delay in complying with nutrition standards for school lunches. Full story

At 6:30pm ET, Margo Wootan of Center for Science in the Public Interest and Genevieve Wood of Heritage join Newt Gingrich and Stephanie Cutter for a debate.

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