Monday, February 1, 2010

Bill to Promote Massachusetts Schools to Buy Locally

A bill that has just made its way through the Massachusetts House prohibiting the sale of junk food in public schools has an attached amendment to study the possiblilty of increased cooperation between local farms and public schools.

I think this is a great move for our public schools! The need for good nutrition habits form early and now, more than ever, we are seeing the ramifications of bad dietary habits on our children's health (with increasing rates of childhood obesity and diabetes). The bill also includes a Farm to School program!

To find out more, check out the MetroWest Daily News article.

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