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Trump Administration Rolls Back Healthy School Lunch Push

    Former first lady Michelle Obama might find some of the latest actions by the Trump administration pretty difficult to stomach.

    On Monday newly minted Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced a rollback of school lunch standards championed by the former first lady, declaring at a Virginia school that the administration would “Make School Meals Great Again.”

    The school nutrition standards have long been a source of controversy, making them a more likely target of the current administration.

    Earlier Monday, CNN initially reported a more surprising cut — that the Trump White House would not continue the Let Girls Learn program in its current form. The initiative aims to provide educational opportunities for young women in developing countries.

    However, administration officials later clarified that the program was not being axed.

    “There have been no changes to the Let Girls Learn program. The Administration supports policies and programs to empower adolescent girls, including efforts to educate them through the completion of secondary school,” a State Department official told NPR. “We are committed to empowering women and girls around the world and are continuing to examine the best ways to do so.”

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