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First Lady To Fight Efforts To Weaken School Lunch Mandates - Kaiser Health News

User33450-1400030781-media1_fdfdfd_221_240_PrsMe_Meanwhile, Food and Drug Administration officials are told by a Senate committee to seek input from physicians, patients and pharmacists before putting out new guidelines for compounding pharmacies.

The Washington Post: First Lady Gets Moving Against House Measure To Let School Districts Duck Lunch Mandates 
First lady Michelle Obama is set to take an unusual, high-profile step Tuesday into the center of a legislative battle by delivering White House remarks taking issue with makers of frozen pizzas and french fries and other companies seeking to scale back school lunch standards. Obama is scheduled to speak out

against a House measure, backed by Republicans and pushed by the food industry and some school officials, that would allow some districts to opt out of federal mandates passed in 2010 to reduce sodium and increase whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables in school lunches. White House aides say she will announce the launch of a campaign-style push to fight the legislation (Hamburger, 5/26).

The Hill:  FDA Told To Talk Before Enforcing Pharmacy Law 
The Senate Appropriations Committee has told the Food and Drug Administration to reach out to stakeholders such as physicians, patients and pharmacists before releasing new guidances for compounding pharmacies. Under the 2013 Compounding Quality Act, the FDA has greater oversight and funding to regulate compounding pharmacies. However, the law also requires the agency to meet with stakeholders before issuing new guidances (Al-Faruque, 5/23).

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