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Federal/State:Massachusetts
Bill:MA HB 421 - Comprehensive health education
Summary:Would require comprehensive health education in schools that is age-appropriate, medically accurate and evidence-based and shall, at a minimum, provide for instruction in, among other areas, growth and physical development, physical activity and fitness, nutrition and wellness, disease prevention and control, and bullying prevention.
Sponsor(s):Representative Carlos Henriquez (D)
Status:
As of 3/22/2013: Hearing scheduled for May 14, 2013
As of 2/18/2013: Referred to Joint Committee on Education
As of 2/18/2013: January 16, 2013 - Filed

Federal/State:Massachusetts
Bill:MA HB 366 - Concerning health education in schools
Summary:Would require all students receive health education, which includes nutrition, physical activity, and preventable disease curriculum.
Sponsor(s):Representative Marjorie C. Decker (D)
Status:
As of 3/22/2013: Hearing scheduled for May 14, 2013
As of 2/18/2013: Filed on January 17, 2013, referred to Joint Committee on Education

Federal/State:Massachusetts
Bill:MA SB 202 - Concerning health education in schools
Summary:Would require comprehensive health education in schools that is age-appropriate, medically accurate and evidence-based and shall, at a minimum, provide for instruction in, among other areas, growth and physical development, physical activity and fitness, nutrition and wellness, disease prevention and control, and bullying prevention.
Sponsor(s):Senator Harriet Chandler (D)
Status:
As of 3/22/2013: Hearing scheduled for May 14, 2013
As of 2/19/2013: Introduced, referred to Joint Committee on Education