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Federal/State:Massachusetts
Bill:MA HB 436 - Modifying the school breakfast program
Summary:Would require an examination of the school breakfast program, including nutritional information of the meals and compliance with federal and state nutritional standards; linkages between student achievement data and meal program participation; amount of food wasted, due to nonparticipation or otherwise; and criticisms or concerns from parents and local school staff.
Sponsor(s):Representative Kay Khan (D)
Status:
As of 5/16/2013: Hearing scheduled for September 12, 2013
As of 2/18/2013: Referred to Joint Committee on Education
As of 2/18/2013: January 17, 2013 - Filed

Federal/State:Massachusetts
Bill:MA SB 242 - Nutrition education classes in public schools
Summary:Would require all students attending public schools shall be required from grades 1 to 9, inclusive, to attend a weekly class dedicated to nutrition education and physical fitness guidelines.
Sponsor(s):Senator Brian A. Joyce (D)
Status:
As of 5/16/2013: Hearing scheduled for September 12, 2013
As of 2/19/2013: Introduced, referred to Joint Committee on Education