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Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 01/25/2012

Michelle Obama, Rachael Ray revamp school lunches

Michelle Obama and celebrity chef Rachael Ray on Wednesday will visit the heartland of beloved frozen pizzas and greasy tater tots: the American elementary school.

Update: Michelle Obama and Rachael Ray visit Fairfax school to announce new school-lunch regulations


Michelle Obama's efforts to promote healthy eating have earned her a James Beard Foundation Leadership Award. (Marvin Joseph/The Washington Post)
Obama will speak to students at Parklawn Elementary School in Annandale about healthy eating, part of her campaign against childhood obesity. Along with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Obama is expected to announce new guidelines for school lunches that contain less sodium and more fruits and vegetables.

Those frozen pizzas will still be on the lunch menu, but they will have healthier ingredients, according to Obama.

Ray also joined Michelle Obama at a 2010 White House event in which chefs were asked to adopt a public school and nurture healthy eating habits.

By Sylvia Carignan  |  11:30 AM ET, 01/25/2012

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