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GAO: 1.4 Million Kids Ditch Michelle Obama’s School Lunch Program

A study published in September by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) finds that participation in First Lady Michelle Obama’s school lunch program has dropped by 1.4 million children, from 62 percent to 58 percent, from school year 2010-2011 through the 2013-2014 academic year.

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Ag Commissioner’s Plan to Reduce Texas Child Obesity and Return Local Control to Schools

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller announced a five-point program on Thursday morning to attack childhood obesity and return more control of the school lunch program to local administrators. One objective of the plan is to connect Texas farmers with the schools to help develop healthy food menus that children will actually eat.

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