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School lunch reform, yes, but only for conservatives

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The USDA acted swiftly and responsively to concerns about school lunch reform. Less than 3 months after the concern started, the problem was solved.

The only problem was that the problem was killing the solution.

After fighting decades for a small amount of school lunch reform, a key component — limiting grains and meats in school lunches to reach a reasonable calorie count — disappeared. All it took was a sarcastic YouTube video from Kansas and a bunch of whining students in Wisconsin.

For more in-depth coverage, check out this column from our sister blog, BalanceofFood.com.

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