For Practical Purposes; Pizza a Vegetable?

Congress declare pizza a vegetable.

When it comes to school lunches, that is.

The rules, proposed last January, would have cut the amount of potatoes served and would have changed the way schools received credit for serving vegetables by continuing to count tomato paste on a slice of pizza only if more than a quarter-cup of it was used. The rules would have also halved the amount of sodium in school meals over the next 10 years.

But late Monday, lawmakers drafting a House and Senate compromise for the agriculture spending bill blocked the department from using money to carry out any of the proposed rules.

American children don’t have a fighting chance against diabetes and childhood obesity when over 40% of their daily calorie intake comes from school lunch.

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