Does this really benefit people's lives
Finally!More reason to pick up the phone up and call Pizza hut (what flavour to order.. hmm)
tr3x wrote:No, Congress did not declare pizza a vegetable. Tomato paste was what was really being discussed. If actually read the bill, nowhere will you see the word "pizza." School cafeterias do not have a free pass to serve pizza; the food item alone in all it's greasy goodness is not considered a vegetable.Food is measured and classified in two way - by volume and by nutritional value. The most recent nutritional guidelines stated that half a cup of tomato puree or paste would be equal to one serving of vegetables. However, when something is defined as a vegetable, it is reassessed according to nutritional value. Thus now, according to purely nutritional value, one-eighth of a cup of tomato pure or paste is equivalent in nutritional value to a serving of vegetables. This is all the bill has done. All the media attention has really blown this out of proportion. Pizza really has nothing to do with it.
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