Saturday, May 12, 2012
State health officials want to put restrictions on school bake sales to discourage unhealthy eating habits, but will this hurt fundraising efforts?
Massachusetts state health officials recently recently approved regulations that would prevent bake sales from being held during school and in the 30 minutes before and after school to discourage unhealthy eating habits. Gov. Deval Patrick has backed down on the regulations after criticism from parents and organizations that say putting restrictions on bake sales would negatively impact fundraising efforts for the schools and nonprofit groups, according to USA Today. Legislation passed in 2010 will still require schools serve healthy snack options in the cafeterias and limit sugary foods. In today's poll question, we're asking: Do you think Gov. Deval Patrick should enforce the bake sale ban to help encourage Massachusetts youth to have …
Thursday, January 26, 2012
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Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Gov. Deval Patrick appointed Victoria Budson to the commission last year.
Wellesley resident Victoria A. Budson has been elected to chair the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women, according to a press release. Budson is a founder and executive director for the Harvard Kennedy School’s Women and Public Policy Program, which focuses on closing gender gaps around the world. She also serves on the National Council for Research on Women’s Board of Directors, and she has served as an advisor to the United Nations. “I am pleased to have the opportunity to strengthen the Commonwealth of Massachusetts by improving the equality and status of women,” Budson said in the press release. “I look forward to working with the members of the Commission, the local and regional commissions throughout the state, Governor …
Friday, May 20, 2011
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