While immediate action to roll back school lunch standards is unlikely, House Republicans are floating the idea of repealing portions of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.
 
Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., published a special report on Jan. 18 identifying rules, regulations and executive orders that should be reviewed or revoked, including portions of the school lunch standards.
 
USDA school lunch standards were revised in 2012, with the leadership of first lady Michelle Obama, increasing requirements for fruits and vegetables served in school lunches from one-half to three-fourths of a cup (combined) per day to the new requirement of three-fourths to one cup of vegetables plus one-half to one cup of fruit per day.
 
Besides repealing the law, Tracy Fox, president of Food, Nutrition and Policy Consultants, said lawmakers could try to thwart the school lunch standards in the budget reconciliation process, which allows for expedited consideration of certain tax, spending, and debt limit legislation.