@MattyFTM: Sodium rich, heavily processed paste should never be considered a vegetable under any circumstance. Not even close.
I have to go with this. It's close actually, but been perverted, and I bet pretty limited on what a good mix of real vegetables should do for you. If what I am reading is true, that by a continuation pizza is sold in school lunches as a component supplying vegetable matter,..that's a continued perversion of what is really intended.
I love pizza myself, not going to lie. But if I am paying for school lunches for my kid(s), they can if nothing better, have that pizza with a salad or vegetable mix also on the plate. (makes me think back to our favorite in high school, the meatball on roll sandwiches!)
To me even more dangerous, high fructose soda instead of milk, orange juice or even just plain water.
I'm with you, I love pizza and I even made some last night. The sauce was a can of diced tomatoes mashed and stewed with a fresh basil, oregano and garlic. If the pizza they're serving kids was made from something like that, it'd be a start but I still wouldn't consider that alone a proper serving of vegetables.