Kids should love this! The final version of the House and Senate’s agriculture spending bill still lists tomato sauce as vegetable, despite the USDA trying to change rules back in January to make school lunches healthier. From the news report:
The USDA wanted to require tomato paste and puree be credited as a vegetable based on the actual volume that is served. So – in a change from current standards – the scant layer of sauce served on a slice of pizza wouldn’t be classified as a vegetable. The USDA wanted a half-cup of tomato paste or more to be counted as a vegetable, the Associated Press reports.