FILE - This Sept. 11, 2012 file photo shows a healthy chicken salad school lunch, prepared under federal guidelines, sitting on display at the cafeteria at Draper Middle School in Rotterdam, N.Y. A House committee has endorsed a GOP plan to allow some schools to opt out of healthier school meal standards. The vote comes as First Lady Michelle Obama has launched a campaign in support of the standards, holding a White House meeting this week. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)
FILE - This Sept. 11, 2012 file photo shows a healthy chicken salad school lunch, prepared under federal guidelines, sitting on display at the cafeteria at Draper Middle School in Rotterdam, N.Y. A House committee has endorsed a GOP plan to allow some schools to opt out of healthier school meal standards. The vote comes as First Lady Michelle Obama has launched a campaign in support of the standards, holding a White House meeting this week. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File) AP
FILE - This Sept. 11, 2012 file photo shows a healthy chicken salad school lunch, prepared under federal guidelines, sitting on display at the cafeteria at Draper Middle School in Rotterdam, N.Y. A House committee has endorsed a GOP plan to allow some schools to opt out of healthier school meal standards. The vote comes as First Lady Michelle Obama has launched a campaign in support of the standards, holding a White House meeting this week. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File) AP

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June 23, 2014 12:00 AM

School cafeterias need flexibility to serve healthier meals

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