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Pizza is a Vegetable

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Uh huh. And our Idaho Potato Commission has a dog in this fight too. Seems they want kids to be able to have french fries 6 days a week instead of the 4 allowed now. No wonder too many of us are shaped like potatoes.

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In Maine we have a saying that even if your cat has kittens in the oven, you still cannot them biscuits.

My mother used to say you cannot make something true just by saying it is.
 

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I remember in the 70's when I was in elementary school, slapping down a big spoonful of ketchup on our cafeteria plates satisfied the "vegetable" requirement. Not much difference than the tomato paste on a slice of pizza, IMO.

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Jeez, I checked Snopes on this, because it seemed so weird.
 

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I think serving vegtarian pizza in school lunches is actually a great way to get kids to eat more veggies!

This is Papa Murphey's Gourmet Veggie - my favorite!

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I think serving vegtarian pizza in school lunches is actually a great way to get kids to eat more veggies!
I agree. The title of the article was very misleading, to say the least. They are not saying that pizza is a vegetable, they are saying that a slice of pizza can contain a serving of vegetables. BIG difference, IMO.

Kurt
 

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A supreme pizza is the perfect food. You have something from all four food groups: meat, dairy, grains, and vegetable.

My four food groups are salty, cheesy, greasy, beer. Pizza only fills 3 of my 4 nutritional requirements.
 

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According to Oxford Dictionary: Tomato is technically the fruit of the tomato plant, but it's used as a vegetable in cooking. Therefore pizza, has ZERO vegetable.
 

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According to Oxford Dictionary: Tomato is technically the fruit of the tomato plant, but it's used as a vegetable in cooking. Therefore pizza, has ZERO vegetable.

OR, Education is knowing that tomatoes are fruits. Experience is knowing not to put them in fruit salad. :)

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I agree. The title of the article was very misleading, to say the least. They are not saying that pizza is a vegetable, they are saying that a slice of pizza can contain a serving of vegetables. BIG difference, IMO.

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No, what they are saying is that the negligible amount of tomato sauce on a slice of pizza qualifies that slice as a serving of vegetables.
 

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No, what they are saying is that the negligible amount of tomato sauce on a slice of pizza qualifies that slice as a serving of vegetables.
I'm not arguing about counting a small amount of tomato paste (2 tbs!) as a serving of vegetables. That certainly is not equivalent to the standard 1/2 cup of vegetables as a serving.

But the original title of the article said "pizza is a vegetable" -- that is the part that was misleading. They are not saying that pizza is a vegetable, they are saying that pizza could contain a serving of vegetables. The editor took a huge leap to come up with that title, and they just did it to manufacture a shock value. Cheap journalism, at its best.

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I'm not arguing about counting a small amount of tomato paste (2 tbs!) as a serving of vegetables. That certainly is not equivalent to the standard 1/2 cup of vegetables as a serving.

But the original title of the article said "pizza is a vegetable" -- that is the part that was misleading. They are not saying that pizza is a vegetable, they are saying that pizza could contain a serving of vegetables. The editor took a huge leap to come up with that title, and they just did it to manufacture a shock value. Cheap journalism, at its best.

Kurt

But I think that you and I can agree that as soon as someone is allowed to call pizza a vegetable, for that purpose it will become one. As far as what the law means, it means that pizza is a vegetable. In this instance, I think the use of the shock title is an acceptable mirror of the shocking decision. (Of course, you may disagree, which is cool, too.)
 

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Nothing wrong with Pizza. It has been a significant part of my diet for over 50 years and I am still here clicking right along at age 76.

George
 

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Saw the news story on this topic on TV tonight. I had passed it up til now but realized what the title was actually meaning now! It said frozen pizza too , ack, with no mention of real vegetables on top.

Unbelievably sad :eek:
 
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I always put some slices of fresh tomato on my pizza slices -- knowing full well that they are a fruit, but with similar (some better) bennies to vegs. I was quite surprised, however, when I went to diabetes training to learn that corn and peas are not counted as vegs but as carbs (but at least they do have fiber).
 

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Soon it will be revealed that blinking while watching tv is exercise.:D
 
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