Former first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaObama to host global summit in Chicago Kelly Clarkson says new song 'Go High' inspired by Michelle Obama Michelle Obama outshines all Democratic prospects for 2020 MORE on Friday slammed the Trump administration's decision to delay a federal requirement aimed at upping nutritional standards for school lunches.

"You want to talk about nanny state and government intervention, well, 'You just buy the food and be quiet and you don't need to know what is in it,'" Obama said at the Partnership for a Healthier America conference, NBC 5 Chicago reported. "That is essentially what a move like this is saying to you moms."

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Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue earlier this month delayed a requirement championed by the former first lady that would lower the amount of sodium in school meals and also introduced waivers for a rule requiring schools to serve more whole grains. 

"It's not politics, it's parenting," Obama said while criticizing the reduced standards on Friday.

During her time as first lady, Obama was an outspoken advocate for healthy living and eating initiatives and through her "Let's Move" campaign sought to fight childhood obesity.