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Nutrition Overview

Nutrition Standards for Competitive Foods in MA Public Schools

At the July 13, 2011 meeting, the Public Health Council approved
the following regulations for implementation.

The Department of Public Health will file the final version with the Secretary of the Commonwealth for publication in the Massachusetts Register.

Please click on the link below and review these two PDF documents.

 At a Glance - MA and USDA School Nutrition Standards (6-16-15)

DPH Update - Nutrition Standards for Competitive Foods & Beverages in Public Schools

  Public Health Council Memo - July 13, 2011

  Final Regulations - July 13, 2011

Choose MyPlate!

MyPlate is USDA’s primary food group symbol, a food icon that serves as a powerful reminder to make healthy food choices and to build a healthy plate at mealtimes. The website provides a wealth of information for consumers and encourages people to get started towards a healthier diet. Here are some helpful tips:

• Make at least half your grains whole
• Vary your veggies
• Focus on fruit
• Get your calcium rich foods
• Go lean with protein
• Find your balance between food and physical activity
• Keep food safe to eat 
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