The took steps Friday to cut down on healthful fruits and vegetables in school meals and allow more pizza, burgers and fries.

The move was announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture of , who made healthier school lunches a signature goal when she was first lady.

The would allow schools more flexibility “because they know their children best,” the USDA said in a news release. The rules are intended to allow for more “appetizing” meals, according to a statement from Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, which apparently means saltier, fattier and more processed.

Schools and school districts continue to tell us that there is still too much food waste and that more common-sense flexibility is needed to

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