“Congress wants pizza and french fries to stay on school lunch lines and is fighting the Obama administration’s efforts to take unhealthy foods out of schools.
The final version of a spending bill released late Monday would unravel school lunch standards the Agriculture Department proposed earlier this year. These include limiting the use of potatoes on the lunch line, putting new restrictions on sodium and boosting the use of whole grains. The legislation would block or delay all of those efforts.
The bill also would allow tomato paste on pizzas to be counted as a vegetable, as it is now. USDA had wanted to only count a half-cup of tomato paste or more as a vegetable, and a serving of pizza has less than that.” -AP
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Healthy For Life, Nutrition Lecture Series is a lecture series put on by CHW at the CAPSLO Child Care Resource Center. The dates are March 6, 13, 20, 27 from 6:30pm-8:00pm the workshop series are about Nutrition and Physical Activity. To register call 805-541-2272. If you would like more information see the attached flier in both English and Español. HFL Flyer-CAPSLO