Pizza As Vegetable, and Bring On the Sodium

by
Abby Zimet

Last time we looked, that was not this.

Showing their usual priority-setting acumen, House Republicans are fighting proposed new USDA nutrition guidelines for school lunches, arguing that the smidgen of tomato paste on pizza should count as a vegetable (as it does now!?) and that bucketloads of fries and salt are just fine for our nation's youth, thanks, even if escalating obesity rates did cost the nation $147 billion in medical costs last year. Coincidentally, it seems the changes were requested by the frozen pizza, salt and potato industries.

Sustain our Journalism

If you believe in Common Dreams, if you believe in people-powered independent journalism, please support our Spring drive now and help progressive media that believes as passionately as you do in defending the common good and building a more just, sustainable, and equitable world.

Share This Article

More in: