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Subway restaurant chain heeds Michelle Obama's call to market healthier food choices to kids

First lady Michelle Obama, center, with daughter Malia Obama and presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett, make burritos at DC Central Kitchen as part of a service project in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 20, 2014, in Washington. Also helping were President Barack Obama and daughter Sasha Obama. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
January 23, 2014 - 3:12 AM

WASHINGTON - Michelle Obama is getting a new ally in her campaign to get kids to eat more fruits and vegetables.

The first lady was scheduled to announce Thursday that the Subway sandwich chain will spend $41 million over three years to encourage finicky young eaters to eat more food that comes from the ground or grows on trees. The announcement was being made at a Subway shop near the White House.

Subway will only offer items on its kids' menu that mirror federal standards for the school lunch program. That includes offering apples as a side and low-fat or nonfat plain milk or water as a default beverage.

A White House food policy adviser says Subway's commitment shows what a quick-service restaurant can do to help support a healthy nation.

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