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Peanut butter, garlic bread back on school plates

In a battle over healthier school lunches that pitted the Obama administration against school children, chalk up a point for the kids.

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Students have been complaining that some of their favorite foods were taken off the plate because of the Obama administration’s efforts to make school lunches healthier.

High school students in Kansas made a video called “We Are Hungry,” complete with feigned fainting that’s been viewed more than a million times on YouTube.

Last week, the administration reversed some of the new school lunch rules, and the kids are happy again, says Dave Porter, superintendent of Wallace County, Kansas, schools.

Under the original rules, which went into effect at the beginning of the school year, schools couldn’t serve spaghetti and meatballs with garlic bread because it includes too many grains. A grilled chicken sandwich with a side order of celery sticks and a bit of peanut butter for dipping was also forbidden because it made for too many servings of protein.

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