Helping children eat right in school

September 2005
Massachusetts Nurse;Sep2005, Vol. 76 Issue 6, p5
The article reports on a bill related to school nutrition being passed by the Massachusetts Public Health Association. The bill "An Act to Promote Proper School Nutrition," H.1457, has been sponsored by U.S. House Representative Peter J. Koutoujian. The bill will eliminate the sale of soda, sports drinks and high-fat foods from school vending machines, stores, cafeteria a la carte lines and fundraisers. If passed, the bill will ensure that all Massachusetts schools are sending a responsible message to children about the importance of eating lower fat foods and drinking more water, low-fat milk and juice rather than soda.


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