State Rep. Donald Wong (R-Saugus) has helped to secure funding to provide additional COVID-19 testing in schools. (Spenser Hasak)
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Saugus legislator supports school-nutrition bill

BOSTON — State Rep. Donald Wong (R-Saugus) announced Thursday that he supported a school-nutrition bill that would expand student eligibility for free school meals in Massachusetts. 

Proponents say the bill, which was unanimously approved in the state House of Representatives on Wednesday, would eliminate "meal-shaming" policies that result in penalizing students who are unable to pay.

The bill, "An act promoting student nutrition," has also passed in the Senate and is pending approval from Gov. Charlie Baker, who has to sign the legislation into law. 

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