Lori Wolfe/The Herald-Dispatch, via Associated Press

Photo by: Lori Wolfe/The Herald-Dispatch, via Associated Press "Titus Bailey, a pre-kindergartener, in line for his lunch this month at West Hamlin Elementary School in West Hamlin, W.Va."

Yesterday, Congress blocked the Agriculture Department’s proposed rule change for school lunches. The rule change would require more fruits and vegetables in an effort to fight the ongoing childhood obesity epidemic across the United States.

“Food companies including ConAgra, Coca-Cola, Del Monte Foods and makers of frozen pizza like Schwan argued that the proposed rules would raise the cost of meals and require food that many children would throw away.”

It’s no surprise these big packaged food industries are fighting against healthier lunches. All they care about it making a profit now. Who cares about nourishing the next generation? Pfft.

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