House Republicans Push Back Efforts for Healthier School Lunches

Claiming the new rules are just too costly, House Republicans are pushing back against the Obama administration's efforts to promote healthier school lunches.

They say the Agriculture Department should rewrite the rules it issued in January.

The bill, approved by the House Appropriations Committee late Tuesday night, also questions a government proposal to curb the marketing of unhealthy foods to children, urging the FDA to limit rules that require calorie counts be posted on menus.

The overall spending bill would cut billions from the USDA and FDA budgets.

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