House Republicans say pizza is a vegetable
Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives are fighting an effort by the Obama administration to make federally-subsidized school lunches more healthy.
Additionally, the rule would change the way tomato paste is credited, making it more difficult for pizza to be considered a serving of vegetables.
Under pressure from lobbyists and some food companies that sell frozen pizza, salt and potatoes, Republicans on the House Appropriations Committee rejected the new rules, painting them as “burdensome and costly regulations.”
In the process, they ignored the advice of retired military leaders who said that status quo school lunches could hurt military readiness.