Transcript for Michelle Obama Responds to School Lunch Critics
Let's move to a rare political move from first lady Michelle Obama, launching a full-scale campaign against the food industry and members of congress, who are trying to roll back the healthy school lunch standard she tried to pass. It begins at the white house today. Reporter: The first lady believes passionately that school lunches have to be healthier. And she is prepared to wage a big political fight over this issue. She will start at a meeting with school officials and health nutrition experts. She will be speaking out about this effort for republicans to roll back standards that were put in place in 2010. She says that these standards would gut this bill. And, George, school officials here are part of the issue. The people that administer the school lunch programs say the kids don't eat the food. And it's costing too much, as one told "The Washington post." The white house needs to hear from the majority of school cafeteria professionals who are struggling to make the new standards work. Of course, she says they are working and already resulting in a decline in childhood obesity. Is the first lady likely to succeed here? This is going to be a big fight. She has democrats in the senate that are probably going to be standing with her. But this will be a big battle. Let's go to Amy with the
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