Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Sea Cliff Nutrition Committee. The Apple People

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

More Details on the Child Nutrition Act

We've got some more details on the re-authorization of hte Child Nutrition Act now known as the Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act.

Here are two excerpts from the bill that seem interesting:

22 SEC. 203. WATER.
1 ‘‘(5) WATER.—Schools participating in the
2 school lunch program under this Act shall make
3 available to children free of charge, as nutritionally
4 appropriate, potable water for consumption in the
5 place where meals are served during meal service.’’.
(Note: School lunch programs currently only have to provide milk as part of the meal. Water is sold in bottles a la carte at our schools.)
10 ‘‘(2) REQUIREMENTS.— (1), the Secretary
13 shall—
14 ‘‘(A) include information pertaining to food
15 safety inspections, local wellness policies, meal
16 program participation, the nutritional quality of
17 program meals, and other information as deter
18 mined by the Secretary; and
19 ‘‘(B) ensure that information is made
20 available to the public by local educational
21 agencies in an accessible, easily understood
22 manner in accordance with guidelines estab
23 lished by the Secretary.
(Note: Our school previously posted ingredients and nutritional labels for all foods served at lunch but no longer do so. We should be able to see a lot more information soon.)


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