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Food fight over school lunch

Lawmakers have shot down a proposal by the USDA and the Obama Administration to push healthier options in school cafeterias across the country.

The USDA's proposal, which came out earlier this year, calls for foods with less saturated fat and lower sodium content.

It also makes a new subgroup of vegetables like carrots and beets, and it would limit the use of potatoes and boost foods with whole grains.

The USDA says it's needed to help stop childhood obesity, which has been a growing problem for years.

Lawmakers feel the measures would be too expensive and have delayed some of the key components.

Bottom line: you'll continue to see things like pizza and french fries as staples of school lunches, whether you or your kids like it or not.

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