Karen Kali Testifies on Maryland SB 65 Bill to Reduce Added Sugar in School Menu

ESS PTA Wellness Committee Co-Chair Karen Kali testified in favor (with amendments) of Maryland SB 65, a bill that would require county boards to develop a plan to reduce student’s added sugar intake per school meal based on leading research and recommendations on the total amount of sugar children should consume daily. Watch her testimony below.

After you click on the link the bill’s discussion starts at about the 3:00:00 mark. Karen’s testimony begins around 3:07:32.

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WATCH: http://mgahouse.maryland.gov/mga/play/4ed7b03a-ba3d-4353-830f-2ad33caca5e4/?catalog%2F03e481c7-8a42-4438-a7da-93ff74bdaa4c

Here’s the visual Karen shared with the Senate Committee:

The American Heart Association recommendations children ages 4-8 have 3 teaspoons of sugar daily. Select MCPS breakfasts offer more than the daily recommendation.

The American Heart Association recommendations children ages 4-8 have 3 teaspoons of sugar daily. Select MCPS breakfasts offer more than the daily recommendation.

If you are interested in learning more about added sugar in school menus, email us.

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