FROM Ron Nixon
Political Food Fight: Pizza as a Vegetable in School Lunches Ronald Reagan failed to have ketchup defined as a vegetable for the federal school lunch program, but pizza and French fries are on the menu. With 17 percent of Americans aged two to 19 obese, the Obama Administration wants overhaul nutrition rules for federal school lunch programs. But Republicans in Congress complain about what they call "overly burdensome and costly regulations." Ron Nixon is Washington correspondent for the New York Times .
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