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Federal/State:Hawaii
Bill:HI HB 2177 - Establish Community Food Forest
Summary:Would establish a community food forest program in the Department of Land and Natural Resources that would work collaboratively with local government and community organizations to provide sources of healthy food statewide.
Sponsor(s):Derek Kawakami (D)
Status:
As of 1/28/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature’s website.

Federal/State:Hawaii
Bill:HI HB 2644 - Establish Farm-to-Table Task Force
Summary:Would establish a Farm-to-Table Task Force charged with developing ways to improve the production, sale, and delivery of locally grown agricultural products and educating the public on healthy eating habits and lifestyles. Would require a report to the legislature.
Sponsor(s):Representative Mastumoto (R)
Status:
As of 1/28/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature’s website.

Federal/State:Hawaii
Bill:HI SCR 126-14 - Nutritionally sound school meal plans
Summary:Would encourage the Department of Education and the Department of Health to develop nutritionally sound public school menus plans that give students the option of low-fat, plant-based, and high-fiber entrees as part of a school lunch meal.
Sponsor(s):Tokuda (co-sponsors Chun Oakland, Gabbard, Kidani, Ruderman)
Status:
As of 3/18/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature's website.

Federal/State:Hawaii
Bill:HI HB 2646 - Establigh School Farm Complex task force
Summary:Would establish a School Farm Complex Task Force to determine the feasibility of a school farm complex pilot project on Oahu. Would require a report to the legislature.
Sponsor(s):Representative Mastumoto (R)
Status:
As of 1/28/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature’s website.