Ah, pizza. My favorite new addition to the vegetable family. As Robin Marty wrote last month, counting the tomato paste on pizza as a vegetable will help schools to meet the “two vegetables a lunch” requirement for school lunches. In conclusion, she wrote:
So, check your school lunch menu next year. Between pizza, french fries and a side of ketchup, your student will likely be eating so many vegetable servings at school you’ll hardly need to worry about what they eat at home.
Don’t worry though, there is lobbying happening on the home front too. My 7-year old is becoming quite the health-washing expert. Having heard my explanation several times about how Nutella is not the health food the company pretends it is, he has been charting his own career path as an advertising executive or food industry lobbyist by putting his own spin on his favorite foods.
Which foods will he be presenting to Congress next to go along with the unlimited pizza and potatoes? Read on…
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