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Old 11-18-2011, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Georgia, on the Florida line, right above Tallahassee
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Technically, from a scientific perspective tomatoes are definitely a fruit. However, from a cooking perspective tomatoes are considered a vegetable because they are used in savory rather than sweet cooking.
Wheat is technically a fruit. So, they're smearing salty fruit paste on a fruit dough. Depending on the type of pie, one could argue it's like 80-90 percent made from "fruits." Then again, that would make ramen a fruit. And ramen is boiled junk food. Most of the instant type is made from white flour, then deep fried.


This thread is making me hungry.
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Pizza is a vegetable? Congress says yes - TODAY Health - TODAY.com

Time to get rid of the federal school lunch program and leave it to the states.
Time to deduct school lunches/breakfasts/dinner from food stamp users.
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:05 AM
 
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Pizza is a vegetable? Congress says yes - TODAY Health - TODAY.com

Time to get rid of the federal school lunch program and leave it to the states.
A vegetable? so now we are supposed to believe that wheat and tomatoes are vegies, when everyone knows they are actually meats.
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:16 AM
 
Location: The United States of Amnesia
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So vodka is vegetable juice??
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:19 AM
 
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Congress, Is bacon a vegetable? Please say yes.
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:26 AM
 
Location: Looking over your shoulder
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If you voted for these people who take money from lobbyists you get what you deserve,,,,,,, vegetables in office.
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Old 11-18-2011, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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This is an insult to people's intelligence.
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Old 11-18-2011, 11:01 AM
 
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The problem with all school lunch programs, no matter how you classify something, is that kids don't want to eat it.

Pizza, sandwhiches, hot dogs...that's what kids want to eat and that's really the only foods schools can "do" that turns out edible anyway. School veggies and fruit...most end up in the trash becasue it's the worst of the worst. Maybe those little baby carrots and ranch dip...but nothing cooked.
That is not true at all. My son's school has a catering company do all of the school's meals and my son, who is 9 LOVES them. They make everything from scratch, even pizza when they have it (they are always whole wheat crust and they get a choice of 2 toppings, my son last week picked diced tomatoes and chicken breasts chunks). They have chicken legs/wings for lunch. They have oatmeal with apples or breakfast with real cinnamon that the kids can put on themselves for breakfast. Lots of kids like healthy food. My son also likes cucumbers drizzled with vinegar with a little salt and pepper. He loves carrots and raw broccoli with ranch dip (which they serve as a side at his school for lunch).

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And that is most likely the best solution. Unfortunately, I get the feeling that most households these days have two working parents (if there are, in fact, two parents), that often lack the time to prepare lunch for their kids. They are concerned with seeing the kids off to school at 7:30 only to head off to work themselves.
This is some BS like another poster mentioned. My son takes his lunch to school 4 times per week (we do not qualify for free/reduced lunch but he likes to eat at the caf on Friday so I let him and we pay for it). He makes his own lunch usually. If he forgets I put it together in 5-6 minutes at home in the morning.

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You can make it the night before. And once the kid is 9 or 10, they can make it themselves.

There's always an excuse to make something someone else's responsibility. And there are always examples of 2 working parents who manage to make good, wholesome food from scratch for their families because that is their priority. I know several of them.
Both my husband and I work. We work fulltime. We usually make all of our meals at home, most of the time from scratch. Sometimes things come up, or we have a long day due to activities like clubs or PTA meetings and we will get something delivered or pre-made but it is not difficult to make from scratch meals. I can cook most meals in 30-40 minutes in the evening.
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Old 11-18-2011, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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This is an insult to people's intelligence.
That's what I think of a lot of what goes on in the political world, these forums on C-D included.
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Old 11-18-2011, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Chicago metro
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Haha they're one dropping food now. They're using the tomato paste as an excuse to leave students a tasty option left. Pizza is no more of vegetable than kool aid is water. And a tomato is technically a fruit, not a vegetable.
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