We are completely retarded in America. I don’t us that term in the manner that should cause the politically correct to cry foul–I say that with the genuine intent and purpose to proclaim that we are so…freaking…slow…to develop…for having so much education at our fingertips, and remaining so stubborn about a few simple, simple things.
Nah. We’re not gonna talk about what is or isn’t being taught in the classroom, and how “No Child Left Behind,” was the worst thing to happen to the Department of Education…ever. This is about food in the cafeteria–the blatant dumbassery and untruths that are offered to kids in the name of nutrition and education.
I got a real kick when my daughter recently mentioned that they have a period at school which is called “Nutrition.” I perked up:
“What’s nutrition? I didn’t see that on your schedule!? Do they actually teach you about the benefits of foods, and about eating…and living healthy lifestyles?”
“No. It’s just recess. I don’t think they want to call it recess in middle school, because we’re supposed to be getting ready for high school.”
So. Congress. They’re fighting right now about the regulations that should or should not be required for public schools in the cafeteria. School, you know? That place where people are supposed to become educated, and adopt life skills?
Congress sure as heck doesn’t wanna offer more money to implement healthier foods such as fruits and vegetables, so they’re literally arguing about how pizza can be considered a vegetable. This is not a joke. Pizza…as a vegetable. Not pizza with vegetables. Pizza as a vegetable. In order for it to qualify, it would need to possess two tablespoons of tomato paste per serving. Sure, they’re arguing about french fries, too.
This argument is based on not wanting to spend another 6 billion over 5 years to implement better health within schools–knowing that in the long term, these foods would actually cost less, saving schools, states and the Fed additional budget space.