US Congress Declares Pizza a Vegetable??

United States Congress Declares Pizza Sauce a Vegetable
But All is Not Lost in Pembroke


Pembroke, November 21, 2011 – Congress recently unveiled a new bill
which includes language that will allow a serving of pizza to be
considered a vegetable if spread with two tablespoons of tomato paste.

The bill would deny funding to the new school meal nutrition standards
that were proposed earlier this year by the USDA. Those standards
include increasing the availability of fruits and vegetables on the
school lunch menu while limiting the availability of high sodium items
and starchy vegetables such as potatoes.

According to a statement from Margo Wootan, the Nutrition Policy
Director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, “This
legislation may go down in nutritional history as a bigger blunder
than when the Reagan Administration tried (but failed) to credit
ketchup as a vegetable in the school lunch program. Pizza should be
served with a vegetable, not count as one.”

The bill comes in response to heavy lobbying campaigns from large food
corporations that wanted to fight the proposed USDA standards.

“Although many people are outraged by the bill, this does not surprise
me,” said Timothy Ward, Vice President of Operations for Athletic
Revolution International, the fastest growing youth fitness franchise
organization in the country.

“What we have to realize is that businesses are always going to try
and protect their own revenue streams. It is up to us as responsible
adults to empower our kids to make healthy food choices. We have the
power to change lives regardless of what the government decides to

Dave Gleason, owner of an Athletic Revolution franchise in Pembroke
could not agree more. At Athletic Revolution, kids and teens
6-18 years old are given the opportunity to learn the value of
physical activity and healthy food choices on their health and
wellness… as are their parents.

“All we need to do is take personal responsibility for the well-being
of our children our young athletes and the community. If we do that,
everything will work out just fine, said Gleason.

And it’s true. What kind of vegetables did you serve your kids at
dinner last night? When was the last time you enjoyed participating in
free play with your kids at the local park? If you aren’t ashamed to
answer those questions, your kids are probably happy and healthy.

In an effort to help parents help their kids, Athletic Revolution will
be giving away as a holiday gift 2 free weeks of fun and fitness
training to all kids aged 6-18 in the South Shore if they come
in before the New Year. To take advantage of this opportunity, email or call 781-312-7808.

“With or without the government’s support, we will continue fighting
to keep the kids in our community healthy.”

Did you like this? Share it:

Young Athletes and Nutritional Supplementation







Since I first posted about Gatorade on our Facebook Fan Page (some time ago now) I have admittedly become side tracked and the result is a huge delay in a proper response.


I have been meaning to reseach and comment on Gatorade and their new G-Series for some time.  My inquiries and investigations always begin in one place…the IYCA and the professionals like Dr. Chris Mohr.


Chris was kind enough to respond to a forum post on a the IYCA professionals forum and I am making sure you have access (it has now been posted on the main website for the IYCA)


Here is the forum thread:


IYCA Training Advisor, Dave Gleason, posted this incredible question on our Members Only message board a few days ago:


Gatorade is making a big push with its Series – Prime, Perform and Recover.


I have questions about –


1) Its efficacy
2) Its quality
3) Its potential as a viable alternative for the young athletes we deal with on a day to day basis.


Dr. Chris Mohr chimed in with an answer:



Prime — the 1st in the “series” is really just a convenient way to take carbohydrates.


It’s more concentrated than normal Gatorade, but not quite as concentrated as a gel.


I’d stick with basic Gatorade if it were me.


The Perform is regular Gatorade. And the Recover is mainly protein with very little carbohydrates.


This would be more suited for an anaerobic athlete, who isn’t burning through glycogen and doesn’t have to be as concerned
with replenishing glycogen as quickly.


If you’re working with a more endurance based athlete, I’d want more carbohydrates in the recovery product than this offers. Hope that helps and let me know if there are other questions!




~Coach Dave



Did you like this? Share it: