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US Orthodox Jews Find Bugs in Nutrition Agenda

The federal government says spinach is so healthy that schools will lose their eligibility for funding if the Popeye favorite is not served, but some orthodox schools say the rule is full of bugs – literally.

Several orthodox Jewish groups have asked the US Dept. of Agriculture to choose substitutes for leafy green vegetables that are difficult if not impossible to be cleaned of tiny insects that are forbidden under Jewish dietary laws, the Forward reported.

“The problem of insect infestation has been confirmed by numerous rabbinical authorities and kosher certification agencies, and many schools have raised this problem,” Rabbi Abba Cohen, Agudath Israel’s Washington director, said in a statement.

Another complaint about the federal program is that it wants t limit the amount of grain-based foods, a diet that would not allow for any other grainy foods except for the one slice of bread that is required in order to recite the Grace after Meals.

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2 Responses to “US Orthodox Jews Find Bugs in Nutrition Agenda”

  1. Mildred Bilt says:

    Leafy green vegetab;e have "miniscule bugs"? So the hareida are forbidden to eat salada? Talmud or Torah? Or bad housekeeping?

  2. Zahid Hasan says:

    Gary Sethi is breaking stereotypes. As the first South Asian Sardar Fitness trailblazer, he is taking the fitness and modelling world by storm. His goal is simple – inspire every South Asian to be healthy and fit, while showcasing South Asian Sardars in a positive light. Within that goal, Gary works to address physical, mental, emotional and spiritual elements of individual fitness programs. Gary Sethi is breaking stereotypes. As the first South Asian Sardar Fitness trailblazer, he is taking the fitness and modelling world by storm. His goal is simple – inspire every South Asian to be healthy and fit, while showcasing South Asian Sardars in a positive light. Within that goal, Gary works to address physical, mental, emotional and spiritual elements of individual fitness programs.Gary Sethi is breaking stereotypes. As the first South Asian Sardar Fitness trailblazer, he is taking the fitness and modelling world by storm. His goal is simple – inspire every South Asian to be healthy and fit, while showcasing South Asian Sardars in a positive light. Within that goal, Gary works to address physical, mental, emotional and spiritual elements of individual fitness programs.

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