Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Pizza Sauce as a Vegetable?

Image from source, ThinkProgress
Yes, pizza sauce classified as a vegetable. Incredibly--unbelievably--it was already classified as such. But an attempt to strike that ridiculous notion, and to improve the healthiness of school lunches was thwarted by the GOP. Who are apparently so put off by the First Lady's "Let's Move" campaign--or let's face it, in bed with the corporations making the unhealthy food--that they'd come out against healthy food for kids.


House GOP Classifies Pizza As A Vegetable To ‘Prevent Overly Burdensome’ School Lunch Regulations

The spending bill also would allow tomato paste on pizzas to be counted as a vegetable, as it is now. The department’s proposed guidelines would have attempted to prevent that.

The changes had been requested by food companies that produce frozen pizzas, the salt industry and potato growers. Some conservatives in Congress have called the push for healthier foods an overreach, saying the government shouldn’t be telling children what to eat. . .

Read more at: Think Progress

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