HEALTHY SCHOOL LUNCHES

By Bob Katzen

Bill (H 564) – Would require that 50 percent of the entrees served for lunch in schools are healthy foods containing whole grains, vegetables, fruits, legumes and other fiber-rich proteins. The measure also prohibits the serving of more than 20 percent of foods that that are ultra-processed or have a nutritional composition that includes more than 30 milligrams of cholesterol or more than 5 percent of its total calories from saturated fat.

“We have a responsibility to ensure the health and wellbeing of our schoolchildren and that starts with improving their nutrition,” said sponsor Rep. Michael Day (D-Stoneham).“We look forward to continuing to work on this legislation to make our schools the healthiest in the country.”

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