Pizza still counts as a veggie in schools

  • Article by: JIM SPENCER and MIKE HUGHLETT , Star Tribune staff writers
  • Updated: November 21, 2011 - 6:15 PM

Rules to tighten nutrition standards were blocked with Minnesotans' input.

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nommmplummmNov. 20, 11 8:58 PM

Strib, please source your photo. I've never seen a school pizza that looked like that. Below is a picture of the school pizza I'm familiar with, Styrofoam plate and all. Get out your napkin, soak up the oil, you are on your way to calorie city. http://www.roadfood.com/insider/photos/1869.jpg

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nommmplummmNov. 20, 11 9:04 PM

Healthy and affordable lunches are possible. http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-school-lunches-20111120,0,6689402.story

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senjh23Nov. 20, 11 9:47 PM

Sen. Klobuchar is going to get 55-60% of the vote this election. She doesn't need to pander to the food lobbyists.

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mudcatgrantNov. 20, 11 9:59 PM

Regulations protecting pizza as a vegetable in and agriculture bill? A perfect example of why a bureaucracy like the Department of Agriculture should be abolished. How much money did the pols spend on this inane bill?

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susierNov. 20, 1110:03 PM

why, in a recession and the worst economic time since the depression, are we wasting our time and tax dollars on this?

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toco28Nov. 20, 1110:27 PM

The contributors to re-elections own our representatives. This proves it.... Most Pizza is horrible food. Especially for children. This is a head shaker.

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mn55066Nov. 20, 1110:29 PM

Really? The country is going to hell, and Congress is wasting its and our time on crap like this? Solution: no Senator or Representative can serve more than ONE term! That measure alone would solve a lot of our problems. Also, it would eliminate all the pensions and and most of the perks of political office.

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mn55066Nov. 20, 1110:30 PM

Really? The country is going to hell, and Congress is wasting its and our time on crap like this? Solution: no Senator or Representative can serve more than ONE term! That measure alone would solve a lot of our problems. Also, it would eliminate all the pensions and and most of the perks of political office.

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nateperroNov. 20, 1110:41 PM

Not to split hairs, but aren't tomatoes classified as fruits, not vegetables? Tomato paste should be no different, since it's just tomatoes with seeds and skin removed and the moisture reduced. Perhaps congress should consult their second grade nutrition lessons.

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forpeopleNov. 20, 1111:05 PM

Klobuchar's position on this is woefully disapponting and sad, sad, sad. Sadly, her position could be expected. Whenever it comes to ordinary people vs. corporate dollars, Klobuchar always takes the side of the rich and powerful. Klobuchar protected the interests of the big insurance companies when health care reform was discussed and she protected the interests of the rich when financial system reform was discussed. Sad, sad, sad. It's time for Klobuchar to go.

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