Sunday, 20 November 2011
...Well, if Congress has anything to say about it.
According to news reports, "A school lunches Bill going before Congress aims to reclassify the junk food due to the tomato paste on the dough."Was I vegetarian all through college without even knowing!?
Now anyone that knows me knows that I adore pizza; I'd eat it for nearly every meal if I could. I eat it cold, piping hot, room temperature... thin crust, thick crust, with sauce, without sauce -- the pizza possibilities are endless. But I'm wise enough to know that this pizza intake does not substitute the need to ingest vegetables - and I try my best to offset the lack of nutritional content in pizza by eating healthy the rest of the time.
To make matters worse, making pizza a vegetable "would also slow efforts to make pizzas — a longtime standby on school lunch lines — healthier, with whole grain crusts and lower levels of sodium."
This is a serious issue - pizza is so easy to adjust to make it healthier, but this act of vegetableism would ensure that nothing would have to be done to make them better for the kids.
While I'd love pizza to be considered a vegetable... I just don't think it's a smart move.
What do you think? Should pizza be considered a vegetable so that it counts in the school lunchroom? What are your thoughts on this possibility?