School meal legislation goes to Christie's desk

Courier Post
March 21, 2015
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Legislation co-sponsored by Assembly Democrats Pamela Lampitt and Gabriela Mosquera designed to make public schools' breakfast and lunch menus more culturally sensitive was approved 34-5 by the Senate last week, sending it to Gov. Chris Christie's desk.

Bill A-3360 would require superintendents in public school districts containing a middle or high school to establish an advisory committee to recommend breakfast and lunch options that reflect the district's cultural and traditional dietary preferences if the student population suggests such a need exists.

"Consistency in teaching New Jersey's children about embracing cultural diversity requires us to ensure that they know everyone will be welcomed in the classroom as well as in the cafeteria," said Lampitt, D-Camden.

"School breakfasts and lunches cannot provide the nourishment that New Jersey's students need if they aren't eaten," said Mosquera, D-Camden.

"Making vegetarian, vegan, kosher, halal and other cultural dietary options available can increase the likelihood that students will eat the food on the menu and help ensure that New Jersey's school nutrition programs reach their intended goal."

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