The USDA wants to bring tomato paste in line with the standards granted to fruit paste. What does this mean? Is 1/8 cup of tomato paste really equal to 1/2 cup of vegetables? Ron Morris isn’t afraid to confront the truth.
Gary, Listen to this. This is why we’re doing this site. This is why there’s a blog. This is why you’re all being educated on the truth. Not this insane… I don’t even know what this is, but this is in the paper.
It’s new rules set for healthier school food. [laughs] Yeah. OK.
There’s a part, and I want you all to listen to this. “The proposal also would have ended the favorable treatment of tomato paste.” They’re in favor of tomato paste. “Currently, 1/8 of a cup of tomato paste is credited with as much nutrition value as a half a cup of vegetables.”
An eighth of a cup of some inanimate paste goo is what the school district now considers “a vegetable.” A cup of vegetables.
It goes on to say that the USDA wanted to bring tomato paste in line with the standards granted to fruit paste.
I didn’t even know there was fruit paste. Fruit paste? I think you’re getting the picture here. You know, these kids are getting diabetes. They’re getting so fat they can’t touch their toes, they don’t move, they don’t want to get off the couch. Sound familiar? Got any teens like that?
And the school ain’t helping. We make these grandiose plays. “Mrs. Obama has championed efforts to combat childhood obesity.”
“Who has championed efforts.” What does that mean? It means, “Look at me. I’m getting a bunch of airtime for making a bunch of lip service to help a cause that won’t make any difference in the end anyway.”
It starts at home. You don’t want your kids to eat crap? Don’t feed them crap at home. Leaving it up to the school district, this is disturbing, to say the least. Tomato paste. Paste, period. You shouldn’t be eating paste.
There are some new standards, however. Let’s check in on those, shall we? Yeah, buddy.
New standards. Among the things new school meal standards must meet, they must “double the fruits and vegetables served daily, by a third to a cup of vegetables and a third to a cup of fruit. (Tomato paste qualifies as a vegetable),” they said, in parentheses. [laughs]
It would be even more funny if kids weren’t dying. That kind of sucks the life out of it. It brings it home. This whole site is designed to get you in shape so that that, beneficially, trickles down and gets your kids in shape. Monkey see, monkey do.
You know, think about these blogs. Think about these rants. This is what people think. Forgive the pun, you’re swallowing. You’ve got three kids in school, you don’t know what time of day it is with them, going on to school. You just assume they’re getting a good meal and a good education.
You don’t think they’re buying crack at Locker #3 and eating Ding Dongs and Ho Hos for cupcake break, and reading Playboy under the counter and God knows what else they’re doing.
Start taking an involved stance with your family. First, start taking an involved stance with you. I can’t wait to see what I’m pissed off about next.