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Pizza Is a Vegetable and Other Congressional Revelations

Pizza Is a Vegetable and Other Congressional Revelations

Pizza Is a Vegetable and Other Congressional Revelations November 17, 2011 By Heather Carr Leave a Comment It was a close call. Schoolchildren almost had access to more nutritious school lunches, but Congress put a stop to that. From H.R. 2112: Division A, Title VII, Sec 735 (p83 in the pdf ) None of the funds made available by this Act may be used to implement an interim final or final rule that – sets any maximum limits on the serving of vegetables in school meal programs established under the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1751 et seq.) and by section 4 of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 1773); or is inconsistent with the recommendations of the most recent Dietary Guidelines for Americans for vegetables . The USDA had proposed new nutrition standards for school lunches that included ¾ cup of vegetables per day for grades K-8 and 1 cup...

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