Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

Congress proposes that pizza is a vegetable


  • Please log in to reply
20 replies to this topic

#1 Cirt

    SCUBA CUBA

  • @Moderator
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2828 posts
  •  48
  • Location:USA
  • Gender:Female
  • 3DS:2638-0057-9389

Posted 18 November 2011 - 10:44 AM

Not sure if this is really SD, but I thought this was interesting and actually a bit comical.

Who needs leafy greens and carrots when pizza and french fries will do?


Congress wants pizza and french fries to stay on school lunch lines and is fighting the Obama administration's efforts to take unhealthy foods out of schools.


The final version of a spending bill released late Monday would unravel school lunch standards the Agriculture Department proposed earlier this year. These include limiting the use of potatoes on the lunch line, putting new restrictions on sodium and boosting the use of whole grains. The legislation would block or delay all of those efforts.



The bill also would allow tomato paste on pizzas to be counted as a vegetable, as it is now.


SDA 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.


Nutritionists say the whole effort is reminiscent of the Reagan administration's much-ridiculed attempt 30 years ago to classify ketchup as a vegetable to cut costs. This time around, food companies that produce frozen pizzas for schools, the salt industry and potato growers requested the changes and lobbied Congress.


School meals that are subsidized by the federal government must include a certain amount of vegetables, and USDA's proposal could have pushed pizza-makers and potato growers out of the school lunch business.


Piling on to the companies' opposition, some conservatives argue that the federal government shouldn't tell children what to eat. In a summary of the bill, Republicans on the House Appropriations Committee said the changes would "prevent overly burdensome and costly regulations and ...provide greater flexibility for local school districts to improve the nutritional quality of meals."




Read more: http://www.foxnews.c.../#ixzz1e4kVNHeg


Taken from Fox news (lol) but what do you guys think?

I know in my old high school, pizza was always an option, but about halfway through senior year they split it so that you can't get pizza and fries at the same time. The amount of protests the students put up was actually admirable (I usually brought my lunch so it wasn't quite applicable to me) but they weren't able to overturn the decision. The students had originally thought it was the school's decision, but it was just that my high school was the first around the area to start making unhealthy options void due to the new nutrition guidelines.
The problem is, the education budget keeps getting cut more and more, and without that money there is not only a lower output of student performance due to classroom dynamics, but the money to purchase quality, actually "healthy" food for school lunches isn't really there. The kids will still be eating highly processed crap and still really gaining the same weight even if they were eating pizza and french fries together all the time. For some reason, I keep seeing the future generation as a bunch of obese, idiotic American retards :< basically our stereotype, no? However, I do like the fact they're trying to advocate for more whole grains, because from what I recall, pretty much any bread product in school lunches was white bread. Yuck.

#2 Ganny

    NEVER GIVE UP ON YOURSELF. YOU ARE VALUABLE.

  • +Veteran
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4594 posts
  •  9
  • Gender:Male
  • 3DS:2878 - 9602 - 1208

Posted 18 November 2011 - 11:09 AM

What's silly is that tomatoes aren't vegetables in the first place; they're fruits because they have seeds, like apples and sausage. So technically there aren't any vegetables in pizza in the first place

It is possible to make healthy pizza even, which is really a matter of not smothering it in grease, but that's not really the school's decision since they buy frozen things in bulk from other places. Pizza MANUFACTURERS.

I've gone to private school all my life, so the government couldn't interfere with our pizza issues. In elementary/middle, there'd always be two lunch choices, one for the normal (fat) people and one for the abnormal (abnormal) people, which was usually a fancy salad or a fancy bagel or a sandwich or something. In high school, there wasn't as much of a choice, since we were catered by a company that plotted to fatten us up and slaughter us by the dozen when we were plump enough

now I'm in college and I eat everything

#3 Javert

    I was born inside a jail

  • @Moderator
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1598 posts
  •  5
  • Location:Canada
  • Gender:Male

Posted 18 November 2011 - 03:52 PM

now I'm in college and I eat everything

yeahhhhhhhhh

#4 Skippy

    Goron's Ruby

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1265 posts
  •  20
  • Location:Saint Charles
  • Gender:Male

Posted 18 November 2011 - 05:33 PM

I thought it was kinda funny, made me laugh on my way to work this morning.

I don't really know why this is even a matter for congress.

#5 DR SHRUBBERY!

    [RULES OF NATURE INTENSIFIES]

  • Elders
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2496 posts
  •  54
  • Location:RAINBOW RUMPUS PARTY TOWN
  • Gender:Male

Posted 18 November 2011 - 05:39 PM

last year my school tried to replace french fries with these disgusting sweet-potato fries.

They were orange and terrible.
also they replaced all the powerade with nasty powerade zero.

#6 Kaynil

    Aquamentus

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 34 posts
  •  0
  • Gender:Female

Posted 18 November 2011 - 09:52 PM

Nice one. I can tell mum I am eating my daily doses of veggies without technically being a liar.

You know, I know tomato is a not a veggie, but it still haven't sunk through. I didn't realise how dumb the suggestion was if based on the tomato sauce until I read the comment about it being a fruit.

#7 DR SHRUBBERY!

    [RULES OF NATURE INTENSIFIES]

  • Elders
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2496 posts
  •  54
  • Location:RAINBOW RUMPUS PARTY TOWN
  • Gender:Male

Posted 19 November 2011 - 10:21 AM

also


#8 pheonix561

    Most Exalted Potentate of Love

  • +Veteran
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 13372 posts
  •  465
  • Gender:Male

Posted 20 November 2011 - 12:18 PM

eda where did the music for that video come from I MUST KNOW

#9 Chimetals

    Well, /i/ thought it was a good idea.

  • +Veteran
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4006 posts
  •  1
  • Location:Assiah
  • Gender:Male

Posted 20 November 2011 - 01:31 PM

last year my school tried to replace french fries with these disgusting sweet-potato fries.

They were orange and terrible.
also they replaced all the powerade with nasty powerade zero.


to be fair, the sweet potato fries at my college are actually really popular. and tasty.

not from america whut. so, more international members? wheres she from?

#10 DR SHRUBBERY!

    [RULES OF NATURE INTENSIFIES]

  • Elders
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2496 posts
  •  54
  • Location:RAINBOW RUMPUS PARTY TOWN
  • Gender:Male

Posted 20 November 2011 - 01:52 PM

eda where did the music for that video come from I MUST KNOW


apparently its from Skyward Sword




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users