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Women, Infants and Children

Another food fight? Congress mulls school meal standards

Add another item to lawmakers' busy fall agenda: Congress must decide whether to do battle again with first lady Michelle Obama over school lunches with more whole grains and less salt.

Last year, school food rules pitted Mrs. Obama against House Republicans seeking temporary exemptions for some schools. The first lady declared that she would fight "to the bitter end" to make sure kids have good nutrition, and the GOP eventually abandoned the exemptions push.

Now, Republicans are hoping to find bipartisan compromise on the rules and also dollars for the nation's child nutrition programs before the law expires Sept. 30. So far, however, negotiations have failed to...