Deep-fried food and soda machines will soon make a comeback in Texas public schools. The state lifted its ban on the foods Thursday, with agriculture commissioner Sid Miller arguing that the ban failed to make kids healthier. In a post on his Facebook page, Miller said lifting the ban was a matter of giving local districts a choice in deciding what to offer students. “This isn’t about French Fries—it’s about Freedom,” he wrote. “I believe we need fewer state and federal mandates and more local control.” About two-thirds of Texas’s population is overweight.