Friday, August 10, 2007

School nutrition in Massachusetts

The Public Health Committee in the Massachusetts legislature last week gave its approval to an important school nutrition bill, according to an email circular from the Massachusetts Public Health Association (MPHA).
The Public Health Committee gave its approval to H. 2168, "An Act to Promote Proper School Nutrition.” The bill benefits from revisions that should ease its passage – charging the Department of Public Health with writing standards that reflect new guidelines issued by the Institute of Medicine.
The MPHA says that now is the right time to let your representatives know your thoughts on this bill. The proposal has been revised to more closely follow the recommendations at the national level in a recent report from the National Academies. The Boston Globe also reported on this bill and related legislation this week.

[One-week pause. U.S. Food Policy will resume shortly after August 20.]

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