Student Nutrition Bill Wins Senate Approval

Feb 12, 2018 by

Student Nutrition Bill Wins Senate Approval

The Washington Kids Ready to Learn Act, sponsored by Rep. Monica Stonier, D-Vancouver, received a strong 43-5 vote in the Senate on Jan 31, 2018.

HB 1508, commonly referred to as the “Breakfast After the Bell” bill, would expand highly successful programs that help students from low-income families receive nutritious meals in the morning to more schools across Washington state.

Stonier’s bill was the first bill approved in the House of Representatives in the 2018 legislative session.

“When hungry kids are focused on where their next meal is coming from, they aren’t focused on learning,” said Stonier. “As a lifelong educator who works with public school students every day, it’s amazing to see how a snack and a piece of fruit can transform a child’s day.”

Read the summary article from Washington State House Democrates.

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