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Friday February 3rd

Congress to decide if school pizza is a vegetable serving

WASHINGTON, D.C. (MCT) — Buried in a thick spending bill before Congress that must be approved to prevent a government shutdown is one line dealing with tomato paste.

The line would ensure that two tablespoons of tomato paste slathered on school pizzas can continue to be classified as a vegetable serving.
It seeks to block a Department of Agriculture effort that critics say would make it harder to offer pizza in the federally subsidized school lunch program.

The provision is included in a bill headed for congressional approval.

The bill would fund the Department of Agriculture and some other federal agencies while extending spending authority for other departments until mid-December.

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