Mo. bill would allow college students with dietary restrictions to opt out of meal plans


The Missouri House of Representatives has initially approved a bill that would enable students with dietary issues to forgo mandatory meal plans at public colleges and universities, U.S. News reports. 

Approved Tuesday, the bill would grant students with medical documentation of food sensitivities, food allergies or medical dietary issues the right to opt out of meal plans. 

Supporters of the bill say it will allow students to not have to pay for food they can’t safely eat, while opponents say that the bill will negatively impact schools financially. According to legislative researchers, around 300 students could forgo a meal plan, which would cost state schools an estimated $1 million per year.

The bill faces one more vote in order to head to the Senate.

Read the full story via usnews.com

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