Is pizza a vegetable? New bill would make it official
November 16th, 2011
05:56 PM ET

Is pizza a vegetable? New bill would make it official

The idea of a well-rounded school lunch may skip the "wellness" factor and skip straight to the "rounded" – in the form of pizza.

Congress unveiled its latest short-term $182 billion spending bill late Monday, which among the legislation, would deny funding to the new – and healthier – school meal nutrition standards the Department of Agriculture proposed earlier this year amid growing concerns of childhood obesity.

The new USDA standards included increasing the availability of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat milk while decreasing the amount of sodium, saturated fat and starchy potatoes.

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  1. Linda Arndt

    Pizza is not a vegetable,it is a poor mans meal,children should get fresh fruit abd vegetables for lunch,did you know that the teachers get home cooked meals in there lunch room,but the children get food that is greasy and it doesnt taste real good cause i have been there to eat there food,the teachers get what ever they want and they take away from the students all the time ,i say break the union and cut there pay and start taking care of our children.

    November 18, 2011 at 8:27 am |
  2. Gryffyn

    From the 1995 Steve Jackson game Illuminati: New World Order.. Ketchup is a vegetable: http://bit.ly/vQZ12v (from Reagan?)

    November 17, 2011 at 12:56 pm |