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From the ECS State Policy Database
Health--Nutrition


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This database is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States (ECS). Most entries are legislative, although rules/regulations and executive orders that make substantive changes are included. Every effort is made to collect the latest available version of policies; in some instances, recent changes might not be reflected. For expediency purposes minimal attention has been paid to style (capitalization, punctuation) and format.

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State Status/Date Level Summary
CAPassed 06/2014P-12Living Schoolyard Month
A.C.R. 128
Designates May as Living Schoolyard Month. Urges the department, school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools to continue to prioritize the design and construction of student-accessible green space on school campuses and to integrate use ...

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CTVetoed 06/2014P-12Minor Revisions to Education Statutes
H.B. 5566
This bill makes numerous minor changes to the education statutes including:
1. Changing the title of "special master" for a district under state supervision and control to "district improvement specialist"
2. Changing the number and schedule of required vision...

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COSigned into law 06/2014P-12Eligibility Age School Lunch Protection Program
H.B. 1156
Current law creates an annual appropriation to provide lunches at no charge to children in state-subsidized early childhood education programs administered by public schools or in kindergarten through second grade. This bill extends the age of eligibility to f...

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LAPassed 06/2014P-12Availability of Water for Student Consumption in Schools
S.C.R. 96
Urges the department of health and hospitals and the state board jointly to assess water accessibility in Louisiana schools. Resolves that the department and the board jointly report their findings to the legislature by February 2015. http://www.legis.la.gov/l...

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MOTo governor 06/2014P-12Farm to School Program
S.B. 701
Creates the Farm-to-School Taskforce and the Farm-to-School Program within the Department of Agriculture to provide schools with locally grown agricultural products for inclusion in school meals and snacks and to strengthen local farming economies. The task fo...

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CAAdopted 05/2014P-12Federal Standards and Reimbursement for Healthy School Meals
A.J.R. 31
Declares that the legislature supports federal standards for healthy meals, including those standards recently adopted pursuant to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Urges the President and U.S. Congress to ensure that reimbursement rates for school me...

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MEVetoed 04/2014P-12Locally Produced Food in Schools
H.P. 829
Requires a school administrative unit to report on its use of local foods in its school meal programs. Requires the Department of Education to make the reporting available to the public and to publish a list of schools that meet benchmarks for increasing the u...

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MEVetoed 04/2014P-12School Nutrition and Local Foods
L.D. 1431/S.P. 517
Requires the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry and the Department of Education to administer programs to support the expansion and coordination of the use of fresh local foods in public school food service programs. Directs the Department of...

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NMSigned into law 03/2014P-12Breakfast After the Bell Programs
H.B. 271
Requires all school districts and charter schools in which 85% or more of enrolled students qualify for free or reduced-priced lunch (FRL) to develop a Breakfast After the Bell Program. Specifies that schools will be reimbursed the rate of reimbursement curren...

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MEVeto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 01/2014P-12Further Reduce Student Hunger
L.D. 1353/S.P. 472
Requires a school administrative unit with a public school in which at least 50% of students qualified for a free or reduced-price lunch to operate a federal summer food service program during the summer vacation if that public school operates a summer educati...

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CASigned into law 10/2013P-12School nutrition.
A.B. 626
From bill summary: Requires an applicant for the 21st Century High School After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens program (a.k.a. High School ASSETs program) to certify in the application, among other things, the inclusion of a nutritional snack, meal, or...

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TXVetoed 06/2013P-12Beverages That May Be Sold During School Day
H.B. 217
Limits beverages that may be sold at a public K-12 school during the school day to water without added sweetener, 1% or no-fat milk, USDA-approved fluid milk substitutions, 100% vegetable juice, and 100% fruit juice. Bill text: http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/t...

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WVSigned into law 05/2013P-12Feed to Achieve Act
S.B. 663
Phases in implementation of the West Virginia Feed to Achieve Act. Requires nutritious breakfast and lunch be made available to all students. Provides that all schools adopt delivery systems, strategies and methods to maximize participation by students. Author...

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OHSigned into law 06/2012P-12Milk Not Included in Determining Proportion of Healthy Beverages to Be Offered for Sale
S.B. 316 - Milk Not Included in Determining Proportion of Healthy Beverages to Be Offered for Sale
Clarifies that provision requiring at least 50% of a la carte beverage items available for sale to be water or other beverages containing not more than 10 calories per 8 ounces does not include milk. Page 103 of 592: http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/BillText...

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COSigned into law 06/2012P-12No Trans Fats In Public School Foods
S.B. 68
Prohibits a public school or institute charter school from making available to a student a food item that contains any amount of industrially produced trans fat. The prohibition applies to all food and beverages made available to a student on school grounds du...

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LASigned into law 05/2012P-12Coordinated School Health Program
H.B. 1088
Etablishes a targeted coordinated school health program for the purpose of reducing childhood obesity and a related grant program. The program brings together several state agencies, school administrators, teachers, other school employees, students, families, ...

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ARAdopted 04/2012P-12Nutrition and Physical Activity Standards
AR ADC 005.15.15-1.0 to AR ADC 005.15.15-12.0
Amends rules governing nutrition and physical activity standards and body mass index for age assessment protocols in Arkansas public schools.
http://170.94.37.152/REGS/005.15.11-006F-12925.pdf...

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NESigned into law 04/2012P-12Summer Food Service Program
L.B. 1090
Encourages participation and utilization of the Summer Food Service Program by requiring the State Department of Education to take certain actions.
http://www.nebraskalegislature.gov/FloorDocs/Current/PDF/AM/ER205.pdf...

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MOSigned into law 07/2011P-12Healthy Cafeteria Offerings
H.B. 344
Establishes the Farm-to-Table Advisory Board consisting of at least one representative from the University of
Missouri-Extension Service; the departments of Agriculture, Corrections, Economic Development, and Elementary and Secondary
Education; and the Office ...

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OHSigned into law 06/2011P-12Milk Sales During School Day
H.B. 153 - Milk Sales During School Day
In list of beverages that may be sold a la carte during the regular and extended school day, replaces specifics of quantity, types of, or calories of milk with "milk".
Page 160-161 of 1000: http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/BillText129/129_HB_153_EN_part2.pd...

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DESigned into law 06/2011P-12School Lunch Trans Fat Regulation
H.B. 3
Prohibits public schools, including charter schools, and school districts from making available or serving food with more than 0.5 gram of artificial trans fatty acids to students in grades K through 12. States that a food contains artificial trans fatty acid ...

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NVVetoed 06/2011P-12School Breakfast Program
A.B. 137
Requires the implementation of a school breakfast program at certain public schools; requiring the Department of Education to report on the school breakfast program for each public school; requiring school districts to report on school nutrition programs; and ...

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FLSigned into law 06/2011P-12Healthy Schools for Healthy Lives Act
S.B. 1312
Creates the Healthy Schools for Healthy Lives Act. Transfers and reassigns functions and responsibilities, including records, personnel, property, and unexpended balances of appropriations and other resources for the administration of the school food and nutri...

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MESigned into law 06/2011P-12Aligns State Food and Beverages Standards to Federal Standards
H.P. 398
Allows the Department of Education to adopt rules that are consistent with federal school nutrition standards for food and beverages sold or distributed on school grounds but outside of school meal programs. Exempts culinary arts programs provided by career an...

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MESigned into law 06/2011P-12Establishes the Maine Farm and Fish to School Program
H.P. 1060
Establishes the Maine Farm and Fish to School Program to increase the purchasing by schools of food raised, grown or harvested by Maine farmers and fishermen. Directs the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources, the Department of Education and the ...

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MESigned into law 06/2011P-12Reducing Student Hunger
S.P. 265
Requires a public school in which at least 40% of the students qualify for a free or reduced-price lunch to implement a federally subsidized summer food service program to provide meals to children during the summer months. Requires the Commissioner of Educati...

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ILAdopted 05/2011P-12Kids Eat Right Initiative
S.R. 214
Urges localities, schools, non-profit organizations, businesses, other entities, and the people of Illinois to promote Kids Eat Right, an initiative of the American Dietetic Association and the American Dietetic Association Foundation. http://www.ilga.gov/legi...

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NMSigned into law 03/2011P-12School Breakfast Programs
S.B. 144
Requires districts and charter schools to establish free breakfast programs. Allows school breakfast service during instructional time.
http://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/11%20Regular/final/SB0144.pdf...

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CASigned into law 09/2010P-12Free, Fresh Water During School Meals
S.B. 1413
Requires a school district to provide access to free, fresh drinking water during meal times in school food service areas by July 1, 2011, unless the governing board of a school district adopts a resolution stating that it is unable to comply with this require...

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DCAdopted 07/2010P-12Healthy Foods
L.B. 18-564 - Healthy Foods
Establishes a Healthy Schools Fund to, among other purposes, (1) provide additional funding for healthy school meals; (2) provide free breakfasts in charter schools; (3) eliminate the reduced-price copayment; (4) provide resources to implement the breakfast-in...

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ILSigned into law 07/2010P-12Nutrition and Physical Activity Best Practices Database
S.B. 3706
Directs the state board of education to develop and maintain a nutrition and physical activity best practices database, to contain the results of any wellness-related fitness testing done by school districts, as well as information on successful programs and p...

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OHSigned into law 06/2010P-12Student Health
S.B. 210, Part I
Establishes the Healthy Choices for Healthy Children Council. Directs the council to:
(1) Monitor progress in improving student health and wellness
(2) Make periodic policy recommendations to the state board of education on ways to improve the nutritional sta...

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FLSigned into law 06/2010P-12Florida Farm Fresh Schools Program
S.B. 140
Creates the Florida Farm Fresh Schools Program (the Program) within the state department of education. Requires the Program to comply with the National School Lunch Program. Also requires the department of education to work with the department of agriculture a...

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WISigned into law 05/2010P-12"Farm to School" Program
A.B. 746
Requires the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) to promote "farm to school" programs, the purposes of which include to connect schools with nearby farms to provide children with locally produced fresh fruits and vegetables, dairy ...

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MNSigned into law 05/2010P-12Healthy Kids Awards Program
S.B. 2908
Establishes the healthy kids awards program to reward k-12th grade schools that implement policies and practices that create opportunities for students to be physically active and make healthy food choices throughout the day. The program seeks to integrate phy...

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VTSigned into law 04/2010P-123SquaresVT
H.B. 408
Proposes to maximize eligibility and simplify the enrollment process in 3SquaresVT by implementing federal options in the supplemental nutrition assistance program; Requires schools in districts receiving 21st Century Community Learning Center grant funds to p...

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COSigned into law 04/2010P-12Farm-To-School Healthy Kids Act
S.B. 81
Creates the Farm-To-School Healthy Kids Act, and, in connection therewith, establishing an interagency task force to develop farm-to-school program policies.
http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics/clics2010a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont3/B61242203E488371872576AA00699224?open&...

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MSSigned into law 03/2010P-12Healthier Schools Initiative
H.B. 1078
Requires the State Department of Education to provide financial incentives to schools receiving recognition through the Healthier Schools Initiative. Requires local school districts to include relevant information on web sites and to provide technical assistan...

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VASigned into law 03/2010P-12Nutritional Guidelines
S.B. 414
Requires the Board of Education, in cooperation with the Department of Health, to promulgate and periodically update regulations setting nutritional guidelines for all competitive foods sold or served to students during regular school hours; requires the Board...

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MSSigned into law 03/2010P-12Comprehensive Food Service Training
H.B. 1079
Requires the Office of Healthy Schools of the State Department of Education to provide comprehensive training on certain food service practices provided by local school districts. Authorizes the Department to determine the time, location and frequency with whi...

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CAVetoed 10/2009P-12Early Childhood Nutrition and Physical Activity Pilot Program
A.B. 627
Provides legislative findings and declarations on nutrition and health in children's early years. Requires the superintendent of public instruction to establish a minimum 12-month pilot program in which selected child care centers and day care homes participat...

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ORSigned into law 06/2009P-12Student Health
H.B. 5051
Appropriates moneys from General Fund to Oregon Youth Authority for certain biennial expenses; limits biennial expenditures from fees, moneys or other revenues, including Miscellaneous Receipts and federal funds received from Department of Education and Depart...

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LASigned into law 06/2009P-12School Nutrition Programs
H.B. 193
Makes several changes to existing school nutrition programs.
http://www.legis.state.la.us/billdata/streamdocument.asp?did=665461...

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LASigned into law 06/2009P-12School Beverage/Nutrition Policies
H.B. 767
Relates to sale of beverages in public high schools; retains present law but deletes the requirement that beverages offered for sale to public high school students shall be comprised of no less than 50% and that such beverages shall include bottled water, no- ...

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MESigned into law 06/2009P-12Farm-to-school Initiatives
H.B. 784
Requires the Department of Education and the Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Resources to convene a work group consisting of agencies, groups and organizations involved in supporting Maine agriculture, public health, the environment and the Maine eco...

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COSigned into law 05/2009P-12Student Food Allergies Policy
S.B. 226
Requires the State Board of Education to promulgate rules establishing a policy for the management of food allergies and anaphylaxis among students enrolled in schools of school districts and institute charter schools. Requires the State Board to consult with ...

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RIAdopted 03/2009P-12Nutrition Requirements for School Food Service
Uncodified
Contains nutrition requirements for school food service programs so that students may receive balanced, nutritious meals and snacks at school. RHODE ISLAND 3786...

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SCAdopted 02/2009P-12Nutrition Standards for Elementary Schools
R. 43-168
Ensures that school meals meet nutrition standards for saturated fat, vitamins, minerals, protein, calories, and portion sizes. Provides specifically that in order for school districts to apply for a federal grant, they need to offer a minimum of two milk choi...

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COAdopted 02/2009P-12School Food Service and Nutrition
1 CCR 301-3
Preserves and protects the nutritional integrity of Food and Nutrition Service operations in public schools and districts. Strengthens and clarifies the agreements for providing school food services.

http://www.sos.state.co.us/CCR/NumericalSubDocList.do?deptI...

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COAdopted 01/2009P-12Healthy Beverages in Schools
1 CCR 301-79
Describes beverages that school districts and schools may permit to be sold to students. Establishes minimum standards for beverages. Describes specific events occurring outside of the regular and extended school day.
http://www.sos.state.co.us/CCR/NumericalS...

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CAVetoed 09/2008P-12Water
A.B. 2704
Expresses findings of the legislature related to childhood obesity and the significance of free tap water at schools. Prohibits the governing board of a school district from entering into or renewing a contract that restricts the availability of free tap water...

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CAAdopted 08/2008P-12Child Nutrition Programs
Title 5 CCR Division 1, Chapter 15, Subchapter 1, Article 6, Sec(s)15575, 15576, 15577, 15578
Amends rules pertaining to child nutrition programs. Provides essential guidance to entities selling foods and beverages on school campuses so that they can comply with applicable requirements. Defines food and beverage terms and clarifies compliant food items...

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CASigned into law 07/2008P-12Teacher certification
A.B. 2057
Relates to annexation of specified territory by a school district or county board of education, waiver requests from specified education entities governing the preparation or licensing of educators, the career technical education teaching credential, the evalu...

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COSigned into law 05/2008P-12Child Nutrition School Lunch Protection Program
S.B. 123
Creates the child nutrition school lunch protection program and child nutrition school lunch protection program fund to eliminate the reduced price paid by children who are eligible for reduced-cost lunches under the federal National School Lunch Act.
http://w...

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MDSigned into law 05/2008P-12School to Farm Program
S.B. 158
Establishes the Jane Lawton Farm-to-School Program in the Department of Agriculture to promote the sale of farm products grown in the state to schools, to solicit farmers to sell their products to schools, to develop and regularly update a database of farmers ...

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COSigned into law 04/2008P-12School Nutrition Guidelines
S.B. 129
Requires each School District Board and the State Charter School Institute to adopt and implement a policy that prohibits the sale of certain beverages to students from any source without first establishing a memorandum of understanding setting forth nutrition...

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WASigned into law 03/2008P-12Local Farms-Healthy Kids Act
S.B. 6483
The bill creates the farm-to-school program within the department of agriculture to facilitate increased procurement of Washington grown food by schools. The department of agriculture, along with the department of health, the office of the superintendent of pu...

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ORSigned into law 03/2008P-12Farm-to-School and School Garden Program
H.B. 3601A
Requires the Department of Education to establish Oregon Farm-to-School and School Garden Program and to assist school districts that participate in the United States Department of Agriculture's National School Lunch Program or School Breakfast Program in util...

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UTAdopted 03/2008P-12Food in Schools and School Vending Machines
R277-719
Provides definitions. Requires schools to have a policy about school vending machines that includes acceptable uses of vending machine income and acceptable accounting procedures for vending machine receipts. Requires school districts and charter schools to ha...

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VASigned into law 03/2008P-12Best Practices: Nutrition and Physical Education
H.B. 246
Requires the Board of Education to develop a database of local school divisions' best practices regarding nutrition and physical education, including results of wellness-related fitness assessments. Requires that the database be accessible to all local school ...

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CASigned into law 10/2007Postsec.Nursing education
S.B. 139
Amends the Donahoe Higher Education Act. Prohibits a campus of the State University or the State Community Colleges that operates a registered nursing program from requiring a student admitted to that registered nursing program and who has already earned a bac...

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CASigned into law 09/2007P-12Nutrition
S.B. 490
Prohibits a school or school district, through a vending machine or school food service establishment during school hours and up to 1/2 hour before and after school hours, from making available to pupils in kindergarten or any of grades 1 to 12, a food contain...

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NCSigned into law 07/2007P-12Food Service Equipment
H.B. 705
Permits local boards to enter into lease purchase or installment purchase contracts for food service equipment.
http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/Sessions/2007/Bills/House/HTML/H705v0.html...

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ORSigned into law 07/2007P-12Standards for Food and Beverages in Public Schools
H.B. 2650
Specifies minimum standards for food and beverages sold in public schools related to sugar and fat content and, caloric value; allows school district boards to adopt more restrictive standards. Defines "entree" and "snack;" minimum standards consist primarily ...

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RISigned into law 07/2007P-12Pilot Program: Physical Exercise, Weight Control
H.B. 5900
Establishes a pilot program to develop curriculum in communities of several cities and towns to encourage physical exercise and promote healthy weight levels in children incorporating a combination of exercise and nutrition plans that may include, but shall no...

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PASigned into law 07/2007P-12School Nutrition Incentive Program
H.B. 842, Section 8 (Section 1337.1 of the Act)
A new subsection requires a supplemental school lunch and breakfast reimbursement to any school that has adopted and implemented the nutritional guidelines for foods and berages available on campus published by the department.
http://www.legis.state.pa.us/CFD...

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COSigned into law 05/2007P-12Start Smart Nutrition Program
S.B. 59
Creates and makes an appropriation for the Start Smart Nutrition Program. The program is intended to ensure all students have a nutritious breakfast. The goals are to eliminate the reduced price paid by students in the breakfast program, increase the students ...

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MDSigned into law 04/2007P-12Meals for Achievement In-Classroom Breakfast Program
H.B. 1199
Alters the criteria used to determine whether a school qualifies to participate in the Meals for Achievement In-Classroom Breakfast Program.
http://mlis.state.md.us/2007RS/bills/hb/hb1199e.pdf...

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ARSigned into law 04/2007P-12Nutrition, literacy
H.B. 1884
An act for the department of health and human services - division of child care and early childhood education - after school literacy and nutrition programs general improvement appropriation. (Act No. 1106)
http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/ftproot/bills/2007/publ...

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MSSigned into law 04/2007P-12Mississippi Healthy Student Act
S.B. 2369
Requires a minimum period of physical activity-based instruction for students in K-8 and requires one unit of physical education for high school graduation. Effective for 2008-09 school year, local school wellness plans must promote physical activity, healthy ...

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VASigned into law 03/2007P-12
Postsec.
Community College
Farm-to-School Website
S.B. 797
Requires the Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services to establish a website to facilitate and promote the purchase of Virginia farm products by schools, universities, and other educational institutions under the jurisdiction of the State Department o...

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VAPassed 03/2007P-12Childhood Obesity Joint Subcommittee
H.J. 637
This joint resolution of the legislature establishes a joint subcommittee to study childhood obesity in Virginia's public schools. The subcommittee shall ascertain methods of combating childhood obesity in Virginia public schools and examine the relationship ...

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VAPassed 02/2007P-12Farm-to-School Task Force
S.J. 347
This joint resolution of the legislature requests the Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry and the Secretary of Education to establish a farm-to-school task force to develop a plan for implementing a Farm-to-School Program in Virginia. http://leg1.state.va.us...

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VASigned into law 02/2007P-12Combatting Childhood Obesity & Chronic Health Conditions
H.B. 2214, S.B. 974
Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the state Health Commissioner to work together to combat childhood obesity and other chronic health conditions that affect school age children. This bill is identical to SB 974, which was also signed into l...

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NJSigned into law 01/2007P-12School Nutrition Restrictions and Guidance
S.B. 1218
Establishes certain nutritional restrictions on food and beverages served, sold or given away to pupils in public and certain nonpublic schools.
http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2006/Bills/S1500/1218_I1.PDF
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CAVetoed 09/2006P-12Reduced-priced Meals for Child Development Programs
S.B. 1674
Extends the reimbursement rate for free and reduced- price meals to specified child development programs. Requires school and such development programs to follow specified state and federal nutrition guidelines and other requirements in order to receive the re...

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CAVetoed 09/2006P-12School Food and Beverage Guidelines
A.B. 469
Requires the Department of Education to develop and maintain nutrition guidelines for all food and beverages served on public school campuses. Requires school nutrition guidelines to include sugar and sodium....

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CASigned into law 09/2006P-12School Garden Program
A.B. 1535
Makes grants available to charter schools, school districts and county offices of education for the establishment of instructional school gardens. Requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to convene an interagency working group on instructional school...

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PASigned into law 07/2006P-12Health and Nutritional Guidelines
H.B. 185
Amends the Public School Code of 1949. Provides for competitive food and beverage contracts and nutritional guidelines for food and beverage sales in schools. Provides for health services and for advisory health councils. Provides for local wellness policies, ...

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RISigned into law 06/2006P-12School Nutrition Standards
H.B. 6968; S.B. 2696
Places guidelines on the sale of sweetened beverages in schools; promotes nutritional and healthy choices including water, milk, soy beverages, fruit juices, vegetable-based drinks, yoghurt and low-fat cheese, grain products and snack food; provides for lower ...

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TNSigned into law 06/2006P-12Child Nutrition and Wellness Act of 2005
S.B. 2038
Enacts the Child Nutrition and Wellness Act of 2005 to educate public about child nutrition and wellness to advocate the improvement of child nutrition and wellness; develop a comprehensive long-term strategy, funding and evaluation mechanisms, to promote chil...

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OKSigned into law 05/2006P-12Farm To School Act
H.B. 2655
Establishes the Oklahoma Farm-to-School Program. One of the duties of the program's director is providing leadership at the state level to encourage school districts to develop and improve school nutrition plans using locally grown farm-fresh products. Directs...

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CTSigned into law 05/2006P-12School Nutrition Requirements
S.B. 373
Concerns healthy food and beverages in schools; authorizes a percentage of funds per lunch served in a prior school year by a school district, the regional vocational-technical school system or the governing authority of a state charter school, magnet school o...

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VTSigned into law 05/2006P-12Farm-to-School Food Service
H.B. 456
Creates in the agency of agriculture, food and markets a local foods mini-grant program for the purpose of helping Vermont schools develop relationships with local farmers and producers. Allows a school, district, consortium of schools, or consortium of distri...

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IASigned into law 04/2006P-12Healthy Children Task Force
S.B. 2251
Directs the department of education and the department of public health to convene a healthy children task force to:
a. Assess current policies and statutes affecting the health of children, specifically physical activity, physical education, food and nutriti...

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COSigned into law 04/2006P-12School Lunch Program
S.B. 127
Concerns the provision of fresh produce in public schools; creates a program to make free fruits and vegetables available to students in public schools; requires that a certain percentage of the public schools participating in the program are schools that are ...

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OKSigned into law 04/2006P-12Healthy School Nutrition
S.B. 1459
Requires the state department of education in consultation with the state department of health to make available to schools information and technical assistance for use in:
1. Establishing healthy school nutrition environments;
2. Reducing childhood obesity...

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COVetoed 04/2006P-12Nutritional Vending Machine Items in Schools
H.B. 1056
Concerns the provision of healthy nutrition alternatives in public schools; requires each school district board of education to adopt a policy providing that at least 50% of all items offered in vending machines located in public schools of the school district...

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IASigned into law 03/2006P-12Obesity Prevention Program
S.B. 2124
Establishes a nutrition and physical activity community obesity prevention grant program. Provides that the purpose of the program is to increase the physical activity and fruit and vegetable consumption of targeted elementary school students, with a long-ter...

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MEAdopted 01/2006P-12Child Nutrition Programs in Public Schools
CMR 05-071-051
The Department of Education is proposing amendments to Ch. 51 - Child Nutrition Programs in Public Schools and Institutions. The rule contains the requirements that supplement federal regulations pertaining to the National School Lunch Program, the After Scho...

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CAVetoed 10/2005P-12School Wellness Policies
S.B. 567
This bill would require local educational agencies that participate in specified federal school lunch programs to establish
and implement a local school wellness policy. This bill would require local educational agencies that are subject to this
requirement to...

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CASigned into law 10/2005P-12Content Standards for Health Education
H.B. 689
Existing law requires the State Department of Education to incorporate nutrition education curriculum content into the health
curriculum framework at its next revision, with a focus on pupils' eating behaviors. This bill would require the state board to adopt,...

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CAVetoed 09/2005P-12Student and Adult Organization Food Sales in Schools
A.B. 443
An act to add Section 48939 to the Education Code, relating to school food sales. Requires the state board to review, and revise
as appropriate, the regulations related to pupil and adult organization food sales. Authorizes the state department of education to...

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CASigned into law 09/2005P-12Data System for School Lunch and Breakfast Program
H.B. 1385
An act to add Section 49561 to the Education Code, relating to pupil nutrition. This bill would require the State Department of Education to
create a computerized data-matching system, as specified, using existing databases from the State Department of Educati...

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CASigned into law 09/2005P-12California Fresh Start Pilot Program
S.B. 281
Adds new section establishing within the department of education the California Fresh Start Pilot Program to provide fresh fruits and vegetable for public school students. States that fruits and vegetables provided through the program are not to be deep fried,...

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CASigned into law 09/2005P-12Healthy Beverages Sold at Schools
S.B. 965
Modifies the list of beverages that may be sold to pupils at an elementary or a middle or junior high school, and restricts the sale of beverages to pupils at a high school at specified times to certain specified beverages.

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CASigned into law 09/2005P-12Health Food and Beverage Provisions
S.B. 12
An act to amend sections 49430 and 49431, and to add section 49431.2 to the Education Code. Adds definitions of "added sweetner," "sold" "entree" and "snack." States that effective July 2007, the only food that may be sold to a student during the school day a...

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PAActive 09/2005P-12Pennsylvania Growth Screening Program
Health Program
A Pennsylvania Department of Health Program. Pre-existing school health regulations require that a school nurse or teacher conduct height and weight measurements of students annually and that every effort be made to determine the pattern of growth for each chi...

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NCSigned into law 08/2005P-12Statewide nutrition standards for school meals
H.B. 855
The State Board of Education, in direct consultation with a cross section of local directors of child nutrition services, shall establish statewide nutrition standards for school meals, a la carte foods and beverages, and items served in the After School Snack...

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ILSigned into law 07/2005P-12Health Program Recognition
H.B. 1541
Requires the state board of education to establish a school health recognition program that: (1) publicly identifies those schools that have implemented programs to increase the level of physical activity of their students; (2) publicly identifies those schoo...

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ILSigned into law 07/2005P-12Wellness Policy
S.B. 162
Requires the state board to establish a state goal that all school districts have a wellness policy that is consistent with recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which recommendations include the following: (1) nutrition guid...

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ILSigned into law 07/2005P-12Collaborative Efforts in Nutrition and Health Areas
H.B. 210
Requires that the Illinois Early Learning Council guide collaborative efforts to improve and expand upon existing early childhood programs and services, including those related to nutrition, nutrition education, and physical activity, in coordination with the ...

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LASigned into law 06/2005P-12School Nutrition Program
S.B. 146 (Paragraphs A-J)
AN ACT To enact R.S. 17:197.1, relative to school nutrition programs. Applies to the sale of food and beverages in elementary and secondary schools other than (1) school breakfast or lunch during the school day and (2) beverages sold as part of the school food...

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LASigned into law 06/2005P-12Health and Physical Activity Mandates
S.B. 146 (Sections K-
Beginning in the 2006-2007 school year and thereafter, requires all public elementary and secondary schools to:
(1) Encourage and motivate children of all physical abilities to participate in physical activity for the purpose of allowing all children to reach...

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MODELIVERED TO SECRETARY OF STATE 06/2005P-12Model School Wellness Program
H.B. 568
The department of elementary and secondary education shall establish a "Model School Wellness Program", and any moneys appropriated, other than general revenue, by the general assembly for this program shall be used by selected school districts to establish sc...

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CTVetoed 06/2005P-12Healthy Food at Schools
S.B. 1309
Clarifies that K-5 daily physical exercise requirement must include at least 20 minutes of exercise per full school day in addition to any physical education requirements.

Authorizes every local and regional board of education to establish a School Wellness C...

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NJAdopted 06/2005P-12Model School Nutrition Policy
Nutrition Rule, Department of Agriculture
State Board of Agriculture has approved Agriculture Department's amended Nutrition Rule. Will be phased in. By September 1, 2006, districts are required to adopt a school nutrition policy. By September 1, 2007, districts must match their policies to the Model ...

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SCSigned into law 06/2005P-12Physical Education, School Health Services, and Nutritional Standards
H.B. 3499
Adds Chapter 10, entitled Physical Education, School Health Services, and Nutritional Standards. Applies to elementary schools. Sets the amount of physical education instruction that each student in kindergarten through fifth grade must receive each week on a ...

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TXSigned into law 06/2005P-12Health, Nutrition and Physical Education Guidelines
S.B. 42
From bill analysis: This Act allows for the expansion of physical activity requirements to middle and junior high schools, up to the eighth grade; encourages the use of nationally recognized health and physical education guidelines; directs the reporting of in...

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AZSigned into law 04/2005P-12School Nutritional Standards
H.B. 2544
By July 1, 2006, requires the department to develop minimum nutrition standards that at least meet federal guidelines for food and beverages sold or served at elementary and middle/junior high schools during the school day. Requires all elementary and middle/...

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COSigned into law 04/2005P-12Children Nutrition Improvement Policies
S.B. 81
Encourages district boards to adopt policies (by July 1, 2006) ensuring that every student has access to healthful food choices in appropriate portion sizes; that provides for healthful meals in the cafeteria made available to students with an adequate time to...

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OKSigned into law 04/2005P-12Vending Machines and Snacks in Elementary Schools
S.B. 265
Requires district boards to ensure that students in elementary schools do not have access to foods of minimal nutritional value except on special occasions. Also requires local boards to ensure that students in middle and junior high schools do not have access...

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KSSigned into law 04/2005P-12Food and Beverages
S.B. 154
Requires the state board to develop nutrition guidelines for all foods and beverages made available to public school students during the school day. Requires the state board of education to consult with other state agencies, private foundations and other priva...

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MDSigned into law 04/2005P-12Student Health Promotion Act of 2005
S.B. 473
Requiring each county board of education to include the importance of physical activity as part of instruction in health education; requiring all vending machines in public schools to have and use a timing device in accordance with specified policies.

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NMSigned into law 04/2005P-12FOOD AND BEVERAGES SOLD OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL MEAL PROGRAMS
H.B. 61
Concerns school meal nutrition rules governing foods and beverages sold outside of school meal programs; relates to nutrition standards, portion sizes and times when students may access these items.

TEMPORARY PROVISION--FOOD AND BEVERAGES SOLD
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KYSigned into law 03/2005P-12Health and Nutrition in Schools
S.B. 172
Beginning with the 2006-2007 school year, requires each school to limit access to no more than one day each week to retail fast foods in the cafeteria, whether sold by contract, commercial vendor, or otherwise.

Requires every district to appoint a food servic...

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NYSigned into law 09/2004P-12School District Nutrition Advisory Committees
S.B. 6738
Provides for the creation of school district nutrition advisory committees; provides for notification to parents; includes vending machine sales and obesity warnings. http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=s6738...

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CAVetoed 09/2004P-12Nutrition
A.B. 2504
Establishes a 2-year pilot program to make available free fresh and dried fruits and fresh vegetables to pupils in eligible elementary and secondary schools through the state, with certain requirements. Requires a participating school to submit biennial report...

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CAVetoed 09/2004P-12Schools: National School Lunch Program
A.B. 2686
Encourages the governing board of a school district participating in the National School Lunch Program to disseminate information regarding the nutritional content of the lunches served as part of the program and to limit the amount of fat and saturated fat in...

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LASigned into law 07/2004P-12Physical Fitness in Schools
S.B. 871
Relates to the physical activity and nutrition of students. Identifies childhood obesity as a growing problem in Louisiana. Identifies benefits of regular physical activity and healthy eating habits. States purposes of this section are: (1) To promote, encou...

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VTSigned into law 06/2004P-12Nutrition Policy in Schools
H.B. 272
The purpose of the act is to encourage wellness programs in Vermont public schools and in Vermont communities. Wellness programs will be designed to encourage life-long patterns of healthy eating and regular physical exercise among Vermont citizens. Provides ...

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CTSigned into law 06/2004P-12Nutrition In Schools
H.B. 5344
Concerns childhood nutrition in schools, recess and lunch breaks; requires minimum time limits for school recess and lunch breaks; requires schools to make healthy food available to students; includes low-fat food and drinks, natural fruit juices and water, an...

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TNSigned into law 05/2004P-12Education
H.B. 2783
Requires the Board of Education to promulgate rules to establish minimum nutritional standards for individual food items sold or offered for sale to pupils in grades pre-kindergarten through eight through vending machines or other sources, including school nut...

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TXAdopted 05/2004P-12Coordinated School Health Programs
102.1031. Criteria for Evaluating Coordinated Health Programs for Elementary School Students.
Requires the Texas Education Agency (TEA) shall make available to each school district one or more coordinated school health programs
designed to prevent obesity, cardiovascular disease, and Type 2 diabetes in elementary school students. Each program must prov...

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COSigned into law 04/2004P-12School Vending Machines and Nutrition
S.B. 103
Concerns policies to increase the inclusion of nutritious choices in school vending machines; directs each school district to adopt a policy that at least 50% of all items offered in each machine shall be healthful foods and beverages; prohibits a school distr...

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WASigned into law 03/2004P-12Foods And Beverages Sold At Public Schools
S.B. 5436
Regards foods and beverages sold and served on public school campuses; requires the development of a model policy regarding access to nutritious foods, opportunities for developmentally appropriate exercise and accurate information relates to these topics....

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