USDA reverses changes to school lunches

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by Associated Press

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Posted on December 12, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Updated Wednesday, Dec 12 at 8:19 PM

WASHINGTON (AP)  -- Bowing to pressure from kids, schools and lawmakers, the Obama administration has reversed some of the big changes it made to the school lunch program this year.

For example: under the rules enacted in August, schools couldn't offer a grilled chicken sandwich and celery sticks with peanut butter for dipping for lunch, saying that's too much protein.  But now with this new reversal, they can.

Nutrition advocates favor the decision, saying it’s a modest change that could prevent Congress intervention.
The new school lunches were big news a few months ago when students made a YouTube video protesting them.  They parodied the song "We Are Young" by the band "Fun." 

The video got more than a million views.

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