Two new state bills were passed in MA today, and both are positive moves in the right direction.
First, they passed a bill which “calls for selling nonfat and low-fat dairy products, non-fried fruits and non-fried vegetables, whole grains and related products, and beverages without additives or carbonation, non-sweetened water, and 100 percent fruit juices.”  (
While I wish parents spent more time paying attention to their kids nutritional needs, at least this will reduce some of the temptation for poor choices in schools.  Maybe kids can teach their parents a few things too in the process.
I can’t wait to see Jaime Oliver’s new show Food Revolution (ABC) starting on 3/26.  It is amazing how many families don’t understand what is healthy, and what it not.  I hope this sheds light on how important good nutrition is from the very beginning of a child’s life.

MA Senate also passed anti-bullying law too, which is a positive move after some sad events.
These are good moves by the legislature…much better than the new state regulation that requires me to document if my one year old daughter “walks” to school every day. Crazy.

2 replies
  1. Melissa: Mother to 3 Little Sprouts says:

    Hey there! It is a start but not good enough. There is so much more that schools can be doing, especially for children who only get that one meal at school.

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  2. Sarah says:

    I have seen Jaime Oliver's new show now, as I am sure you have also, but isn't it insane? It really has me thinking about the food I put in my daughter. You mentioned that kids can teach parents a few things, this may be the way in for most. Especially in families with kids older than 10. These kids will have to help parents understand a different nutritional culture than the one they grew up on and that could be difficult.

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