I am curious as to what you think about Congress declaring that Pizza and French Fries being veggies!
I think it’s absolute crap, but the child makes the decision when they are in line at school in the cafeteria as to what they are going to pick for lunch. So parents/guardians need to take an active role in educating kids in making the right decisions about food.
I also feel as though a lot of the shock that is happening shouldn’t be. Do parents not realize that these foods are served to their kids at school? Do you not pay attention to what your kids eat at school? If not perhaps you should think about sending lunch to school. Controlling what goes into their bodies at younger ages may help them make better choices when they are older. More fruits and veggies, less processed junk.
Most people found it almost insane that I had never had a Twinkie or a HoHo until I was nearly 28. I was seriously overweight, but I had never had those things. When I finally had them I didn’t understand the big deal, I actually thought they were pretty gross. I can tell you though that when I bought my lunches at school my parents always knew what was being served and would ask what I had that day. I wasn’t allowed to pick the pizza option because if they found out I got the pizza that would be the end of my buying lunch days.
Pizza and fries are not veggies. I know many adults that are THRILLED to hear that the government is calling them veggies, because this means they are eating veggies. My heart breaks for these people, and for their future. You cannot live a healthy life on pizza fries and grilled cheese. You cannot raise your kids on just these foods. They should be viewed as a treat and consumed in moderation and accompanied by some veggies and fruit… real veggies!
So what do you all think? Is Congress right in determining that pizza and fries are veggies? Does the responsibility here need to fall on the parent/guardian and childs relationship to teach them to make better choices? Did you buy lunch as a kid/teen? Were you a pizza everyday person? Do you know adults who will be happy to hear that pizza and fries are veggies? I want to hear it!