Today Michelle Obama announced major changes to nutritional standards for school lunches.
School lunches will now contain less sodium and more grains, and there will be a wider selection of vegetables and fruits. Other guidelines also require that milk be low in fat, and that there also be a limitation on the number of calories in a given meal.
The First Lady made the announcement at Parklawn Elementary School with Agricultural Secretary Tom Vilsack and celebrity chef Rachel Ray by her side.
Today’s announcement comes at the end of a surprisingly long battle in Congress over school lunch reform.