Friday, January 27, 2006

Massachusetts school nutrition bill nears vote

The Massachusetts House of Representatives will vote soon on a bill to promote child nutrition by restricting soda and junk food in schools (see earlier coverage here). According to the Massachusetts Public Health Association, industry lobbyists are making the rounds encouraging state legislators to weaken the bill (H. 4452). The association provides a fact sheet (.pdf) about the bill and a useful link if you want to contact your representative and express a view on the bill, and on whether the bill should be weakened.

[Update: The most immediate need today is apparently for people to call members of the House Ways and Means Committee, listed here (.doc).]

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