Food Policy

Obama Administration Touts School Lunch Improvements

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Obama administration officials touted new school-lunch standards that will emphasize healthy eating and calorie controls for American students.

The "long overdue" overhaul will promote fruits, vegetables and whole grains while reducing salty and fatty foods, officials said.

The reform will also create a "friendlier food environment" for vegetarian and vegan students by allowing for meals containing tofu and more legumes, said Agriculture Under Secretary for Food Kevin Concannon.