H.R.2763 - Student Nutrition and Health Act

To authorize the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to make grants to local educational agencies to support the purchase or lease and use of vending machines that offer for sale healthy foods and beverages in schools. view all titles (2)

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  • Short: Student Nutrition and Health Act as introduced.
  • Official: To authorize the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to make grants to local educational agencies to support the purchase or lease and use of vending machines that offer for sale healthy foods and beverages in schools. as introduced.

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Official Summary

Student Nutrition and Health Act - Authorizes the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to make grants to local educational agencies to: (1) purchase or lease qualified vending machines that offer healthy foods or beverages in portions not exceeding specified maxi

Official Summary

Student Nutrition and Health Act - Authorizes the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to make grants to local educational agencies to:
(1) purchase or lease qualified vending machines that offer healthy foods or beverages in portions not exceeding specified maximums to place in schools for student use; and
(2) offset any loss of revenue resulting from offering only healthy foods and beverages for sale in vending machines. Defines a healthy food or beverage:
(1) as one that derives 30 percent or less of its total calories from fat, 10 percent or less of its total calories from saturated fat and trans fat, and 35 percent or less of its total calories from sugars (excluding those sugars occurring naturally in fruits, vegetables, and dairy products); and
(2) to include nuts, seeds, and flavored fluid milk. Requires a grantee to:
(1) remove any vending machines that sell foods and beverages of minimal nutritional value from each elementary or secondary school in which qualified vending machines will be placed; and
(2) use only qualified vending machines in such schools for a prescribed period.

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