We just talked about school lunches on last weeks show, and this week there was some big news in that regard. Under pressure from some lobbyists, Congress rejected a slew of recommendations to update the guidelines for our school nutritional guidelines. One of those blocked a change that basically allows the tomato paste used in school lunch pizza to continue to be counted as a serving of vegetables.
Marion Nestle, an “real food” advocate and professor in the Department of Nutrition at New York University. She posted a roundup of links to news sites covering this story on her Food Politics blog – some good reads for anyone interested in the nutrition guidelines mandated for our kids’ schools.