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Lobbyists Convince Congress to Declare Pizza is a Vegetable
« on: November 17, 2011, 11:21:53 AM »
The American Frozen Food Institute spent over $5 million convincing Congress to protect their juicy $11 billion annual school lunch harvest from the pestilence of nutritional common sense, and they prevailed. Result: kids will still eat government-subsidized carbs, fat, and salt, and Big Food will get fatter, too.

Food companies that produce frozen pizzas for schools, the salt industry and potato growers requested the changes, and some conservatives in Congress say the federal government shouldn't be telling children what to eat.
Republicans on the House Appropriations Committee said the changes would "prevent overly burdensome and costly regulations and to provide greater flexibility for local school districts to improve the nutritional quality of meals."

School districts had said some of the USDA requirements went too far and cost too much when budgets are extremely tight. Schools have long taken broad instructions from the government on what they can serve in federally subsidized meals that are served free or at reduced price to low-income children. But some schools have balked at government attempts to tell them exactly what foods they can't serve.
Reacting to that criticism, House Republicans had urged USDA to completely rewrite the standards in their version of the bill passed in June. The Senate last month voted to block the potato limits in their version. Neither version included the language on tomato paste, sodium or whole grains, which was added by House-Senate negotiators on the bill.

The school lunch proposal was based on 2009 recommendations by the Institute of Medicine, the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said they were needed to reduce childhood obesity and future health care costs.

http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/45306416/ns/today-today_health/t/pizza-vegetable-congress-says-yes/

http://notionscapital.wordpress.com/2011/11/16/congress-reaps-pizza-harvest/

All of this is so messed up  ::)

The government shouldn't even be involved in this crap  >:(
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Re: Lobbyists Convince Congress to Declare Pizza is a Vegetable
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2011, 11:28:00 AM »
Thin crust, son!  O0

Well, this is what happens when you have government sponsered/funded school lunch programs.
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Re: Lobbyists Convince Congress to Declare Pizza is a Vegetable
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2011, 11:30:05 AM »
If they would just limit portion size they'd save money and everyone would win. Idjits. They're all idjits!  >:( >:(
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Re: Lobbyists Convince Congress to Declare Pizza is a Vegetable
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2011, 11:35:39 AM »
If they would just limit portion size they'd save money and everyone would win. Idjits. They're all idjits!  >:( >:(

True. It really all comes down to portion size.

I didn't eat what you would call a nutritious lunch until I started workiong out late in my sophomore year. I was still thin as a  rail.
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Re: Lobbyists Convince Congress to Declare Pizza is a Vegetable
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2011, 11:37:49 AM »
If your going to take the governments money you have to do what they say.

If you dont like it dont take the governments money.
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Re: Lobbyists Convince Congress to Declare Pizza is a Vegetable
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2011, 11:51:38 AM »
It's not the government's money, it's our money!  They take it from us! >:(
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Re: Lobbyists Convince Congress to Declare Pizza is a Vegetable
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2011, 11:54:31 AM »
It's not the government's money, it's our money!  They take it from us! >:(

Yeah, some liberals seem to have some conceptual difficulties when it comes to taxation. I'm just curious how he reconciles his disdain for the US military and foreign policy with his knee jerk defense of any and all state action....at least when a Democrat is in office.
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Re: Lobbyists Convince Congress to Declare Pizza is a Vegetable
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2011, 12:24:36 PM »




Again, Clearly Congress is out of touch with it's people.  >:(
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Re: Lobbyists Convince Congress to Declare Pizza is a Vegetable
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2011, 12:25:56 PM »
And buying overpriced and bad pizza too boot.  >:(
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Re: Lobbyists Convince Congress to Declare Pizza is a Vegetable
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2011, 12:35:11 PM »
Yeah, delivery pizza is really expensive. Don't do it! Easy to make your own with fresh veggies, etc. but those Buboli crusts get pricey too. You could probably make your own dough I suppose.
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