I can’t make this stuff up.
If you’ve missed what has become the funniest video out there on an incredibly concerning and serious topic this weekend, here’s Kermit the Frog himself sharing his thoughts on this ridiculousness. Really.
While it’s implorable that our government would consider pizza as a vegetable, sadly it’s reality. Here’s a few highlights from MSNBC:
Congress wants to keep pizza and french fries on school lunch lines, fighting back against an Obama administration proposal to make school lunches healthier.
The final version of a spending bill released late Monday would unravel school lunchstandards the Agriculture Department proposed earlier this year, which included limiting the use of potatoes on the lunch line and delaying limits on sodium and delaying a requirement to boost whole grains.
The bill also would allow tomato paste on pizzas to be counted as a vegetable, as it is now. USDA had wanted to prevent that.
Later in the same article, the president of the American Frozen Food Institute says:
“This agreement ensures that nutrient-rich vegetables such as potatoes, corn and peas will remain part of a balanced, healthy diet in federally funded school meals and recognizes the significant amounts of potassium, fiber and vitamins A and C provided by tomato paste, ensuring that students may continue to enjoy healthy meals such as pizza and pasta,” said Kraig Naasz, president of the American Frozen Food Institute.
What do you think? Are fried potatoes, butter drenched corn and tomato paste healthy sources of nutrients and vitamins?