by Eileen Weber
OK, this is where I get cranky. I can't keep my mouth shut when it comes to school lunches. I have three girls of my own in elementary school, so this means a lot to me. To call school lunches crap is being charitable. For way too long we have been feeding our kids the food equivalent of a pig with lipstick. And frankly, a little pork would go a long way. But instead of pork, we give them "pork product" and call it food. It is laden with high fructose corn syrup, preservatives, and food dyes. Then, we sit back and wonder why our kids are clinically obese and have diabetes. Huh, go figure.
When I saw this segment on Nightly News with Brian Williams tonight, I had to post it. It says everything that needs to be said: Congress considers pizza--hello???? pizza!--a vegetable because of the two tablespoons of tomato paste per slice. This is beyond idiocy. This is agribusiness greasing the palms of every Congressman with nothing better to do with their time. Let's go to the videotape!