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How School Lunch Became the Latest Political Battleground

How School Lunch Became the Latest Political Battleground

The New York Times explores the evolution of the United State's School Lunch Program - from its inception during World War II, to subsidy cuts under the Reagan administration that forced schools to depend more on cheap, highly processed foods. It also looks at the recent efforts to make school lunches more nutritious, which have erupted into a fierce political contestation with the food industry, lunch ladies, the White House, nutritionists, and school children all sparring.

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