Web Toolbar by Wibiya
 
 
 

GL PROFILES

More Friends = More Fun

 
 

GL
Tweets !

12 HOURS AGO #BookClub: A lucky batch of book-lovin babes will score a copy of #Cinder to kick off our new book club. Enter here: http://t.co/UymDNwBfVb

13 HOURS AGO 7 more reasons we love hair chalk—get a week's worth of stellar styles: http://t.co/p7KSrefjYG

14 HOURS AGO The challenge is on, stylish sweeties! Enter the @mkc_couture #StyleSelfie contest: http://t.co/Ufc33qWyNE pic.twitter.com/FgoCyUPQST

 

sponsored links

In the News: Congress thinks pizza sauce is a veggie

 
 
Where do you get your vegetable servings from? According to Congress, you get half a cup of veggies from the two tablespoons of tomato paste that goes on pizza. The U.S. Agricultural Department tried to change that earlier this year with a proposal for new school lunches, but Congress has blocked it from happening.


The nutritional value of your school lunches has been a hot topic lately. In efforts to decrease childhood obesity, the U.S. Agricultural Department proposed to lower the amount of sodium and potatoes and increase the whole grains in school lunches. Schools are supposed to follow certain guidelines now, but many still serve pizza and fries daily. The proposal wanted to cut this down to two times a week.


The proposal wasn’t approved because Congress thought the regulations were too strict, and that foods like tomato paste and starchy vegetables (including potatoes, corn and green beans) have some nutritional value that can’t be ignored. The amount of tomato paste on pizza, for example, has almost six times the amount of potassium and four times the amount of calcium in a half-cup of apples.


Do you think the amount of pizza and fries in school lunches is a problem? Would you be upset if the amount of sodium and potatoes were reduced in your lunch? After all, you’ve gotta eat something for lunch, so what would you prefer? Let us know what you think!
 
 

BY RACHEL NUGENT ON 12/4/2011 12:00:00 AM

POSTED IN , , , , , ,

< PREVIOUS   NEXT >   
comments powered by Disqus
 

Hurray, Fall is on its way! What are you going to miss most about summer?




 
 

Guys are way gassier than girls.

X

Score a copy of Cinder for GL's newest book club!

 

 

Love the Lunar Chronicles?

Want to start an incredible new series? 

 

We're thrilled to announce our Lunar Chronicles Book Club...starting with Cinder by Marissa Meyer! Want to score a free copy—then lead other GL girls in our book club chat?

 

* CLICK HERE to enter and win! *

 
Posts From Our Friends

sponsored links