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No More Healthy Lunches!

Congress is fighting back on school lunch nutrition guidelines: “The bill also would allow tomato paste on pizzas to be counted as a vegetable, as it is now. USDA had wanted to only count a half-cup of tomato paste or more as a vegetable, and a serving of pizza has less than that.” To some extent I understand the worries about government dictating personal choice, but we’re talking about public schools. Is it any wonder that obesity is a problem if we’re teaching kids that pizza is a vegetable?

November 17, 2011 // This post is about: , , , ,


  • Rob Day says:

    I thought this story was a joke when I first heard it. I’m all for limiting government involvement in personal choice. HOWEVER, when you are attending a PUBLIC school I believe you are choosing to allow those establishments to dictate a lot of your choices already. Why should lunch be any different?

    This wasn’t canned (enjoy the pun) via a freedom of choice argument. It was sacked because of the food manufacturers which is just absurd.

    In a humorous extension of this, I see a kid at home for dinner and mom says “eat your vegetables” so the kid goes and microwaves a pizza :)

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