|MO||Signed into law 07/2014||P-12||Farm to School Program|
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...
|CA||Passed 06/2014||P-12||Living Schoolyard Month|
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 ...
|CT||Vetoed 06/2014||P-12||Minor Revisions to Education Statutes|
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...
|CO||Signed into law 06/2014||P-12||Eligibility Age School Lunch Protection Program|
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...
|LA||Passed 06/2014||P-12||Availability of Water for Student Consumption in Schools|
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...
|CA||Adopted 05/2014||P-12||Federal Standards and Reimbursement for Healthy School Meals|
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...
|ME||Vetoed 04/2014||P-12||Locally Produced Food in Schools|
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...
|ME||Vetoed 04/2014||P-12||School 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...
|NM||Signed into law 03/2014||P-12||Breakfast After the Bell Programs|
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...
|ME||Veto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 01/2014||P-12||Further 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...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2013||P-12||School nutrition.|
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...
|TX||Vetoed 06/2013||P-12||Beverages That May Be Sold During School Day|
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...
|WV||Signed into law 05/2013||P-12||Feed to Achieve Act|
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...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||Milk 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...
|CO||Signed into law 06/2012||P-12||No Trans Fats In Public School Foods|
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...
|LA||Signed into law 05/2012||P-12||Coordinated School Health Program|
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, ...
|AR||Adopted 04/2012||P-12||Nutrition 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.
|NE||Signed into law 04/2012||P-12||Summer Food Service Program|
Encourages participation and utilization of the Summer Food Service Program by requiring the State Department of Education to take certain actions.
|MO||Signed into law 07/2011||P-12||Healthy Cafeteria Offerings|
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 ...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Milk 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...
|DE||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||School Lunch Trans Fat Regulation|
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 ...
|NV||Vetoed 06/2011||P-12||School Breakfast Program|
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 ...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Healthy Schools for Healthy Lives Act|
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...
|ME||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Aligns State Food and Beverages Standards to Federal Standards|
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...
|ME||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Establishes the Maine Farm and Fish to School Program|
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 ...
|ME||Signed into law 06/2011||P-12||Reducing Student Hunger|
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...
|IL||Adopted 05/2011||P-12||Kids Eat Right Initiative|
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...
|NM||Signed into law 03/2011||P-12||School Breakfast Programs|
Requires districts and charter schools to establish free breakfast programs. Allows school breakfast service during instructional time.
|CA||Signed into law 09/2010||P-12||Free, Fresh Water During School Meals|
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...
|DC||Adopted 07/2010||P-12||Healthy 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...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2010||P-12||Nutrition and Physical Activity Best Practices Database|
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...
|OH||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Student 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...
|FL||Signed into law 06/2010||P-12||Florida Farm Fresh Schools Program|
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...
|WI||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||"Farm to School" Program|
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 ...
|MN||Signed into law 05/2010||P-12||Healthy Kids Awards Program|
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...
|VT||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||3SquaresVT|
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...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2010||P-12||Farm-To-School Healthy Kids Act|
Creates the Farm-To-School Healthy Kids Act, and, in connection therewith, establishing an interagency task force to develop farm-to-school program policies.
|MS||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Healthier Schools Initiative|
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...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Nutritional Guidelines|
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...
|MS||Signed into law 03/2010||P-12||Comprehensive Food Service Training|
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...
|CA||Vetoed 10/2009||P-12||Early Childhood Nutrition and Physical Activity Pilot Program|
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...
|OR||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Student Health|
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...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||School Nutrition Programs|
Makes several changes to existing school nutrition programs.
|LA||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||School Beverage/Nutrition Policies|
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- ...
|ME||Signed into law 06/2009||P-12||Farm-to-school Initiatives|
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...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2009||P-12||Student Food Allergies Policy|
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 ...
|RI||Adopted 03/2009||P-12||Nutrition Requirements for School Food Service|
Contains nutrition requirements for school food service programs so that students may receive balanced, nutritious meals and snacks at school. RHODE ISLAND 3786...
|SC||Adopted 02/2009||P-12||Nutrition Standards for Elementary Schools|
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...
|CO||Adopted 02/2009||P-12||School 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.
|CO||Adopted 01/2009||P-12||Healthy 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.
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...
|CA||Adopted 08/2008||P-12||Child 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...
|CA||Signed into law 07/2008||P-12||Teacher certification|
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...
|CO||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||Child Nutrition School Lunch Protection Program|
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.
|MD||Signed into law 05/2008||P-12||School to Farm Program|
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 ...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2008||P-12||School Nutrition Guidelines|
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...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Local Farms-Healthy Kids Act|
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...
|OR||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Farm-to-School and School Garden Program|
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...
|UT||Adopted 03/2008||P-12||Food in Schools and School Vending Machines|
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...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2008||P-12||Best Practices: Nutrition and Physical Education|
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 ...
|CA||Signed into law 10/2007||Postsec.||Nursing education|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2007||P-12||Nutrition|
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...
|NC||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Food Service Equipment|
Permits local boards to enter into lease purchase or installment purchase contracts for food service equipment.
|OR||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Standards for Food and Beverages in Public Schools|
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 ...
|RI||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||Pilot Program: Physical Exercise, Weight Control|
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...
|PA||Signed into law 07/2007||P-12||School 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.
|CO||Signed into law 05/2007||P-12||Start Smart Nutrition Program|
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 ...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Meals for Achievement In-Classroom Breakfast Program|
Alters the criteria used to determine whether a school qualifies to participate in the Meals for Achievement In-Classroom Breakfast Program.
|AR||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Nutrition, literacy|
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)
|MS||Signed into law 04/2007||P-12||Mississippi Healthy Student Act|
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 ...
|VA||Signed into law 03/2007||P-12|
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...
|VA||Passed 03/2007||P-12||Childhood Obesity Joint Subcommittee|
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 ...
|VA||Passed 02/2007||P-12||Farm-to-School Task Force|
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...
|VA||Signed into law 02/2007||P-12||Combatting 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...
|NJ||Signed into law 01/2007||P-12||School Nutrition Restrictions and Guidance|
Establishes certain nutritional restrictions on food and beverages served, sold or given away to pupils in public and certain nonpublic schools.
|CA||Vetoed 09/2006||P-12||Reduced-priced Meals for Child Development Programs|
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...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2006||P-12||School Food and Beverage Guidelines|
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....
|CA||Signed into law 09/2006||P-12||School Garden Program|
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...
|PA||Signed into law 07/2006||P-12||Health and Nutritional Guidelines|
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, ...
|RI||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||School 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 ...
|TN||Signed into law 06/2006||P-12||Child Nutrition and Wellness Act of 2005|
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...
|OK||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Farm To School Act|
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...
|CT||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||School Nutrition Requirements|
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...
|VT||Signed into law 05/2006||P-12||Farm-to-School Food Service|
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...
|IA||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Healthy Children Task Force|
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...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||School Lunch Program|
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 ...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2006||P-12||Healthy School Nutrition|
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...
|CO||Vetoed 04/2006||P-12||Nutritional Vending Machine Items in Schools|
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...
|IA||Signed into law 03/2006||P-12||Obesity Prevention Program|
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...
|ME||Adopted 01/2006||P-12||Child Nutrition Programs in Public Schools|
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...
|CA||Vetoed 10/2005||P-12||School Wellness Policies|
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
|CA||Signed into law 10/2005||P-12||Content Standards for Health Education|
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,...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2005||P-12||Student and Adult Organization Food Sales in Schools|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2005||P-12||Data System for School Lunch and Breakfast Program|
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...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2005||P-12||California Fresh Start Pilot Program|
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,...
|CA||Signed into law 09/2005||P-12||Healthy Beverages Sold at Schools|
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.
|CA||Signed into law 09/2005||P-12||Health Food and Beverage Provisions|
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...
|PA||Active 09/2005||P-12||Pennsylvania Growth Screening 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...
|NC||Signed into law 08/2005||P-12||Statewide nutrition standards for school meals|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||Health Program Recognition|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||Wellness Policy|
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...
|IL||Signed into law 07/2005||P-12||Collaborative Efforts in Nutrition and Health Areas|
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 ...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||School 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...
|LA||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Health 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...
|MO||DELIVERED TO SECRETARY OF STATE 06/2005||P-12||Model School Wellness Program|
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...
|CT||Vetoed 06/2005||P-12||Healthy Food at Schools|
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...
|NJ||Adopted 06/2005||P-12||Model 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 ...
|SC||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Physical Education, School Health Services, and Nutritional Standards|
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 ...
|TX||Signed into law 06/2005||P-12||Health, Nutrition and Physical Education Guidelines|
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...
|AZ||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||School Nutritional Standards|
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/...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Children Nutrition Improvement Policies|
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...
|OK||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Vending Machines and Snacks in Elementary Schools|
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...
|KS||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Food and Beverages|
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...
|MD||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||Student Health Promotion Act of 2005|
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.
|NM||Signed into law 04/2005||P-12||FOOD AND BEVERAGES SOLD OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL MEAL PROGRAMS|
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
OUTSIDE OF SCHO...
|KY||Signed into law 03/2005||P-12||Health and Nutrition in Schools|
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...
|NY||Signed into law 09/2004||P-12||School District Nutrition Advisory Committees|
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...
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...
|CA||Vetoed 09/2004||P-12||Schools: National School Lunch Program|
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...
|LA||Signed into law 07/2004||P-12||Physical Fitness in Schools|
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...
|VT||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||Nutrition Policy in Schools|
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 ...
|CT||Signed into law 06/2004||P-12||Nutrition In Schools|
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...
|TN||Signed into law 05/2004||P-12||Education|
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...
|TX||Adopted 05/2004||P-12||Coordinated 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...
|CO||Signed into law 04/2004||P-12||School Vending Machines and Nutrition|
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...
|WA||Signed into law 03/2004||P-12||Foods And Beverages Sold At Public Schools|
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....