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Federal/State:Federal
Bill:FD HR 428 - School Meals Reimbursement Rates Comparison Act of 2013
Summary:Would require the Secretary of Agriculture to report on the cost differences between providing school meals and supplements in each of the territories of the United States and the 50 States and the District of Columbia.
Sponsor(s):Representative Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan (D - Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands)
Status:
As of 5/6/2013: Referred to Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education
As of 2/8/2013: Referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce

Federal/State:Federal
Bill:FD SB 274 - Children Eating Well Act
Summary:Would strengthen nutrition education for elementary school and secondary school students to promote healthy eating choices through developmentally appropriate lessons and activities integrated into the school day.
Sponsor(s):Senator Kirsten E. Gillibrand (D - NY)
Status:
As of 2/26/2013: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

Federal/State:Federal
Bill:FD SB 427 - Sensible School Lunch Act
Summary:Would amend the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to provide flexibility to school food authorities in meeting certain nutritional requirements for the school lunch and breakfast programs, including permanently lifting the cap on servings of grains and protein.
Sponsor(s):Senator John Hoeven (R - ND)
Status:
As of 3/8/2013: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

Federal/State:Federal
Bill:FD HR 1244 - Sensible School Lunch Act
Summary:Would repeal the section of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act that set a maximum quantity of grains, meat, or meat alternates that may be served in any meal or during any period of time of any school year.
Sponsor(s):Representative Rick Crawford (R - AR)
Status:
As of 5/6/2013: Referred to Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education
As of 3/26/2013: Introduced, referred to Committee on Education and the Workforce

Federal/State:Federal
Bill:FD HR 1395 - Weekends Without Hunger Act
Summary:Would amend the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to establish a weekend and holiday feeding program to provide nutritious food to at-risk school children on weekends and during extended school holidays during the school year.
Sponsor(s):Representative Dina Titus (D - NV)
Status:
As of 9/19/2013: Referred to Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education
As of 3/26/2013: Introduced, referred to Committee on Education and the Workforce

Federal/State:Federal
Bill:FD HR 1303 - School Nutrition Flexibility Act
Summary:Would remove the maximum calorie requirement for grains and proteins in the school meals programs.
Sponsor(s):Representative Steve Stivers (R - OH)
Status:
As of 5/6/2013: Referred to Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education
As of 3/27/2013: Introduced, referred to Committee on Education and the Workforce

Federal/State:Federal
Bill:FD HR 1500 - Concerning nutrition education in schools
Summary:Would require that local school wellness policies include a requirement that students receive 50 hours of school nutrition education per school year.
Sponsor(s):Representative Matt Cartwright (D - PA)
Status:
As of 9/19/2013: Referred to Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education
As of 4/25/2013: Introduced, referred to Committee on Education and the Workforce

Federal/State:Federal
Bill:FD HR 1503 - No Kids Hungry Act
Summary:Would repeal the calorie cap on individual lunches and allow children to eat lunches provided by a parent or guardian.
Sponsor(s):Representative Steve King (R - IA)
Status:
As of 9/19/2013: Referred to Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education
As of 4/25/2013: Introduced, referred to Committee on Education and the Workforce

Federal/State:Federal
Bill:FD HR 1783 - School Food Modernization Act
Summary:Would issue loan guarantees for purposes of financing improvements to school lunch facilities, training school food service personnel, and for other purposes.
Sponsor(s):Representative Tom Latham (R - IA)
Status:
As of 5/24/2013: Referred to Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management
As of 5/8/2013: Introduced, referred to Committees on Education and the Workforce, and Agriculture

Federal/State:Federal
Bill:FD HR 1720 - Local School Foods Act of 2013
Summary:Would conduct a pilot program in support of efforts to increase the amount of purchases of local fresh fruits and vegetables for schools and service institutions by giving certain States the option of receiving a grant from the Secretary of Agriculture for that purpose instead of obtaining commodities under Department of Agriculture programs.
Sponsor(s):Representative Peter Welch (D - VT)
Status:
As of 5/8/2013: Referred to Subcommittee on Horticulture, Research, Biotechnology, and Foreign Agriculture
As of 5/2/2013: Introduced, referred to Committees on Education and the Workforce, and Agriculture

Federal/State:Federal
Bill:FD SB 1033 - FIT Kids Act
Summary:Would create a grant program to promote physical education, and activity, and fitness, and nutrition, and to ensure healthy students.
Sponsor(s):Senator Tom Harkin (D - IA)
Status:
As of 6/4/2013: Introduced, referred to Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

Federal/State:Federal
Bill:FD HR 2562 - School Lunch Improvements for Children's Education Act
Summary:Would authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to implement an interim final or final rule regarding nutrition programs that- (1) requires crediting of tomato paste and puree based on volume; (2) implements science-based sodium reduction targets; and (3) establishes a whole grain requirement.
Sponsor(s):Representative Jared S. Polis (D - CO)
Status:
As of 9/18/2013: Referred to Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education
As of 7/9/2013: Introduced, referred to Committee on Education and the Workforce

Federal/State:Federal
Bill:FD HR 3122 - Successful, Safe and Healthy Students Act
Summary:Would assist States and local educational agencies in developing and implementing comprehensive programs and strategies to foster positive conditions for learning in public schools, in order to increase academic achievement for all students through the provision of Federal assistance to States for the- (1) promotion of student physical health and well-being, nutrition, and fitness; (2) promotion of student mental health and well-being; (3) prevention of school violence, harassment, and substance abuse among
Sponsor(s):Representative Bruce Braley (D - IA)
Status:
As of 9/25/2013: Introduced, referred to Committee on Education and the Workforce

Federal/State:Federal
Bill:FD HR 2842 - Concerning tuna in nutrition programs
Summary:Would create competition in the Department of Agriculture's canned tuna purchasing program to strengthen the Department's buying power, increase the availability of canned tuna to school lunch, child nutrition, and other Federal nutrition programs, and create jobs in the domestic canning industry.
Sponsor(s):Representative Linda Sanchez (D - CA)
Status:
As of 8/15/2013: Introduced, referred to Committees on Agriculture, and Education and the Workforce

Federal/State:Federal
Bill:FD HR 3686 - School Nutrition Fairness Act
Summary:Would require official White House meals and meals served at White House or Department of Agriculture cafeterias to be in compliance with the nutrition requirements for the school breakfast program and the school lunch program.
Sponsor(s):Representative Rodney Davis (R - IL)
Status:
As of 12/16/2013: Introduced, referred to Committeess on Oversight and Government Reform, and Agriculture