SECTION 1. Chapter 71 of the General Laws is hereby added by inserting after section 2B the following section:-Section 2C. All students attending public schools shall be required from grades 1 to 9, inclusive, attend a weekly class dedicated to nutrition education and physical fitness guidelines. The class shall include, but not be limited to, instruction on: fat content awareness, cholesterol count, carbohydrate measurements, healthy eating guidelines, organic foods awareness, kosher food benefits, the health benefits of balanced nutrition, 3 meals a day, dietary fiber and general nutritional health guidelines, as well as the dangers of cigarettes and alcohol and fast food fat establishments. Nutrition classes shall meet for not less than 45 minutes per week in the school calendar year.
SECTION 2. This Act shall take effect upon its passage.
The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The General Court provides this information as a public service and while we endeavor to keep the data accurate and current to the best of our ability, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.