If by well rounded meals, nutritionists are referring to the shape of a pizza, then they're on the right track. In attempt to make school meals healthier and appeal to children's appetites, the USDA standards of what constitutes as a vegetable are going to be changing a little. Congress is unveiling a new $182 billion spending plan in attempt to change up the lunch menu. This plan includes ncreasing the availability of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat milk while decreasing the amount of sodium, saturated fat and starchy potatoes.
Basically, this means no more french fries on kids' plates, but pizza, as long as it has two tablespoons of tomato paste, can be considered a vegetable. Instead of parents telling their kids to eat they're broccoli or carrots, they will now be making sure their kid eats their pizza.
One the one hand, pizza does have cheese, carbs, tomato (which can be a fruit or a vegetable), true veggies (if it is a veggie pizza), or meat (peporoni or hamburger), so almost all food groups are covered. That's only the case though, if you take a very liberal view of what goes into the categories.
What do you think?