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Thanks to You, Vermont Will Be a Leader in Setting State Nutrition Standards!

 

The House this week just gave its final approval to legislation that will require all Vermont state agencies to follow nutrition standards for the food they sell or serve. Now its off to the Governor for his signature! 

Thanks to you for getting us there!

Legislation we’ve been promoting this session to require state agencies in Vermont to follow nationally recognized nutrition standards for the food they sell in food service, vending and institutions had stalled in the House after passing the Senate. However, the Senate Health and Welfare Committee amended a House-passed bill, H.812, to include our nutrition standards legislation. The Senate gave its approval to the measure early in the week and the House followed suit giving its blessing to the Senate changes yesterday.

This is great news in our effort to bend the curve on obesity and address diet-related diseases in Vermont! Once the governor signs it, we'll have a great new law that sets state government as a role model to other businesses in making the healthy choice the easy choice.

We couldn't have done it without you!

 

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