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MA Senate Passes Bill Ousting Junk Food From Schools

The House and Senate of Massachusetts passed a bill last week banning the sale of junk food in public schools.

The Massachusetts State Senate chamb

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The Massachusetts State Senate chamber.

The state Senate of Massachusetts passed a bill last week banning the sale of junk food in public schools.

The bill did not include a list of what food items are to be banned.

The Boston Globe reports that governor Deval Patrick has yet to sign the bill into law, but his spokesperson wrote in an e-mail that Patrick supports children’s healthy eating and well-being.

Read more: Lawmakers OK bills on ATVs, school nutrition (Boston Globe)

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Megan Meyer

Megan Meyer was in the company of foodies for most of her formative years. She spent all of her teens working at her town's natural food co-op in South Dakota, and later when she moved to Minneapolis, worked as a produce maven for the nation's longest running collectively-managed food co-op. In 2006, she had the distinct pleasure (and pain) of participating the vendanges, or grape harvest, in the Beaujolais terroire of France, where she developed her compulsion to snip off grape clusters wherever they may hang. In the spring of 2008, Megan interned on NPR's Science Desk in Washington, D.C., where she aided in the coverage of science, health and food policy stories. She joined Indiana Public Media in June, 2009.

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