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Pizza Vegetable

AJ Barbosa

Pizza: No Vegetable Yet, But Closer

HuffingtonPost.com | AJ Barbosa | Posted 08.06.2012 | Home

The average American consumes 23 pounds of pizza every year, but a recent development in the food industry has made it possible for that figure — bu...

Congressman Jared Polis Revisits 'Pizza = School Food Vegetable'

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 07.16.2012 | Home
Bettina Elias Siegel

The agricultural spending bill that gutted the pizza rule will expire at the end of the current fiscal year, i.e, September 2012, creating an opportunity to revisit the issue.

32 Million Reasons to Cheer the USDA

Nancy Huehnergarth | Posted 03.27.2012 | Home
Nancy Huehnergarth

There are 32 million reasons why the USDA's new school meal standards are good news. That's the number of children in the U.S. and who will soon be served far more nutritious, and hopefully delicious school meals.

School Lunches To Become Healthier With Veggies And Whole Grains

AP | By MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 10.02.2012 | Education

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- The first major nutritional overhaul of school meals in more than 15 years means most offerings – including the always popula...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, Herman Cain failed his foreign policy pop quiz on Libya ("I got all this stuff twirling around in my head" is the campaign trail equivalent of "the dog ate my homework"). Congress failed basic nutrition when it voted to dismiss new guidelines that would have upped the amount of fresh veggies and fruit in school lunches and instead declared that frozen pizza qualified as a vegetable (which, I'm sure, had nothing to do with the $5.6 million the food industry has spent lobbying against the healthier regulations). And New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg didn't pass the sniff test when he claimed that he ordered the surprise NYPD raid on Occupy Wall Street's Zuccotti Park encampment because it had become a "fire safety hazard." The Occupy movement is in large part a response to the diminished credibility of governments everywhere. And the way governments are dealing with the movement only further diminishes their credibility. An epic fail.

PHOTOS: Pizza & 11 Other Things That Aren't Vegetables

Posted 11.19.2011 | Comedy

If you've been paying attention to the news this week, you might have heard that Congress now considers pizza to be a vegetable. We at HuffPost Com...

House Debates Bill To Avert Impending Government Shutdown

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A weekend government shutdown that neither party wanted was averted when Congress approved a compromise spending bill Thursday, as ...