To the Editor:
Open letter to the R.I. Congressional delegation:
Recently, Congress has voted to designate “pizza as a vegetable” in school lunches. We as students know that pizza is not a vegetable. Furthermore, we understand that two food companies, Conagra and Schwan, have lobbied Congress to declare pizza as a vegetable in order to sell more junk food.
We respectfully ask your opinion on this matter and would like to know how we can correct this travesty and get more healthy food into the school lunch food menu. We are told in health class to eat more fresh fruit and vegetables. Isn’t this hypocritical? We might be young, but we are not stupid.
Thank you for your time and consideration. We patiently await your response.
The Gorton Junior High Student Council
President Nick Kidd