Congressional Republicans: Pizza sauce is a vegetable
In a clear victory for the processed food industry, Republicans in Congress prevented the USDA from toughening standards for school lunches. Among other things, school districts would still be able to classify pizza sauce as a serving of vegetables.
I’m not even sure where to begin with this. First of all, the GOP clearly put corporate interests (under the guise of “less government regulation”) ahead of concerns for childhood health. Hell, they put those interests ahead of science. Common sense even!
I could go on for pages over the insidious influence of corporate food in our public school systems, but I’ll spare you my rant. Suffice it to say that this is a step backward for childhood nutrition, and I can only hope that parents out there speak up at the local level to make sure their kids are getting a lunch that is actually healthy.
Read the full article at Time.com here: