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Federal/State:New Jersey
Bill:NJ HB 4428 - Farm-to-School information
Summary:Would require the Department of Agriculture to post on its website certain information regarding State's farm to school program.
Sponsor(s):Assemblymember Parker Space (R)
Status:
As of 11/20/2013: Introduced, referred to Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources

Federal/State:New Jersey
Bill:NJ HB 3407 - Restrictions on milk served and sold in schools
Summary:Provides that as of September 2013 only low-fat or fat-free milk may be sold, served, or given away on school property.
Sponsor(s):Assemblymember Pamela R. Lampitt (D)
Status:
As of 10/22/2012: Introduced, referred to Committee on Education

Federal/State:New Jersey
Bill:NJ SB 2459 - Prohibiting sale of certain foods and beverages in schools
Summary:Would prohibit service and sale in schools of food and beverage items labeled as not intended or recommended for children.
Sponsor(s):Senator Nicholas P. Scutari (D)
Status:
As of 6/7/2013: Passed by Committee, second reading
As of 1/23/2013: Introduced, referred to Committee on Education

Federal/State:New Jersey
Bill:NJ HB 3711 - Concerning the sale or offering of certain foods and beverages at schools
Summary:Would prohibit the sale, serving, or distribution of any food, snack, or beverage item that has a label indicating that the item is not intended or recommended for children in a public or nonpublic school or anywhere on school property.
Sponsor(s):Assemblywoman Linda Stender (D)
Status:
As of 2/5/2013: Introduced, referred to Committee on Women and Children

Federal/State:New Jersey
Bill:NJ HB 3841 - Expand school breakfast program
Summary:Would expand the school breakfast program to all schools with 5% or more of students eligible for free or reduced price meals.
Sponsor(s):Assemblyman Gilbert L. Wilson (D)
Status:
As of 2/26/2013: Introduced, referred to Committee on Women and Children

Federal/State:New Jersey
Bill:NJ HB 4122 - School breakfast participation
Summary:Would encourage school districts and nonpublic schools to increase student participation in school breakfast programs.
Sponsor(s):Representative Joseph P. Cryan (D)
Status:
As of 5/15/2013: Introduced, referred to Committee on Education

Federal/State:New Jersey
Bill:NJ HR 169 - Concerning nutrition education in schools
Summary:Would urge school districts to use USDA MyPlate program and information technology to promote and monitor student nutrition as part of Core Curriculum Content Standards in Comprehensive Health and Physical Education.
Sponsor(s):Assemblywoman Pamela R. Lampitt (D)
Status:
As of 5/22/2013: Introduced, referred to Committee on Education

Federal/State:New Jersey
Bill:NJ HB 1182 - Prohibiting sale of certain foods in schools
Summary:Would prohibit public elementary and middle schools from selling or permitting to be sold on school property during the school breakfast period and the school lunch period any soft drink or juice product that is less than 100% real fruit or vegetable juice, any candy bar, hard candy or chewing gum, or any other food or drink that consists of more than 35% sugar or other sweetener or more than eight grams of fat per serving.
Sponsor(s):Assemblywoman Linda Stender (D)
Status:
As of 1/20/2012: Introduced, referred to Committee on Education

Federal/State:New Jersey
Bill:NJ SB 1161 - Labeling, Education, and Nutritional Right-to- Know (LEAN) Schools Act
Summary:Would require boards of education to provide certain nutritional information for food and beverage items offered for sale in school cafeterias.
Sponsor(s):Senator Loretta Weinberg (D)
Status:
As of 1/25/2012: Introduced, referred to Committee on Education

Federal/State:New Jersey
Bill:NJ HB 2369 - Labeling, Education, and Nutritional Right-to- Know (LEAN) Schools Act
Summary:Would require boards of education to provide certain nutritional information for food and beverage items offered for sale in school cafeterias.
Sponsor(s):Assemblyman Gordon M. Johnson (D)
Status:
As of 2/8/2012: Introduced, referred to Committee on Education

Federal/State:New Jersey
Bill:NJ AB 2642 - Allows contributions to NJ Farm to School Program
Summary:Would allow contributions to NJ "Farm to School" program.
Sponsor(s):Bob Andrzejczak (D) (co-sponsors: Celeste Riley, Parker Space, Ronald Dancer)
Status:
As of 3/6/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature's website.

Federal/State:New Jersey
Bill:NJ AB 3019 - Authorize public school to serve produce from its community garden.
Summary:Would authorize public schools to serve to students certain produce grown in community garden.
Sponsor(s):Assembly-person Gilbery Wilson (D)
Status:
As of 1/28/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature’s website.

Federal/State:New Jersey
Bill:NJ AR 69 - Urge schools to use USDA MyPlate program
Summary:Would urge school districts to use USDA MyPlate program and information technology to promote and monitor student nutrition as part of Core Curriculum Content Standards in Comprehensive Health and Physical Education.
Sponsor(s):Pamela R. Lampitt (D)
Status:
As of 2/16/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature's website.

Federal/State:New Jersey
Bill:NJ AB 2840 - Expand school breakfast program
Summary:Would expand school breakfast program to all schools with 5% or more of students eligible for free or reduced price meals
Sponsor(s):Pamela Lampitt (D) (co-sponsors: Gabriela Mosquera, Gary Schaer, Grace Spencer, Elaina Pintor Marin)
Status:
As of 3/25/2014: For status updates, visit the state legislature's website.

Federal/State:New Jersey
Bill:NJ SB 1897 - Breakfast after the bell program
Summary:Would encourage the establishment of “breakfast after the bell” programs in school districts, public school, and nonpublic schools participating in the federal school breakfast program.
Sponsor(s):Shirley Turner (D) (co-sponsor: James Beach)
Status:
As of 4/3/2014: For status updates, please visit the legislator's website.

Federal/State:New Jersey
Bill:NJ SB 1902 - Department of Agriculture required to post information about farm to school program on its website.
Summary:Would require the Department of Agriculture to post on its website certain information regarding the State’s farm to school program.
Sponsor(s):Peter Barnes (D)
Status:
As of 4/3/2014: For status updates, please visit the legislator's website.