Nutrition and Health in Public Schools - 78th R.S. (2003)

Committee: Joint Nutrition and Health in Public Schools
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: 78th Legislative interim : Senate Bill 474.
Subjects: Child nutrition programs | Diet and nutrition | Obesity | School lunches |
Library Call Number: L1836.78 N959
Session: 78th R.S. (2003)
Online version: View report [94 pages  File size: 2,086 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. To the extent that funds are available, the interim committee shall hold hearings throughout the state to: (1) determine the nutritional content and quality of foods and beverages served to public school children, including food service meals, a la carte foods, and competitive foods and food provided in vending machines; (2) evaluate the short-term and long-term financial, psychological and physiological impact of obesity in public school children; (3) assess the academic, emotional, and health value of a universal breakfast and lunch program by evaluating school children from districts that provide each child a free or reduced-price breakfast and lunch; and (4) evaluate school contracts relating to competitive food products and vending machines, including the following issues related to competitive food products and vending machines: (A) economic and other impacts of potential conflicts of interest; (B) the length of contracts; (C) advertising and marketing of competitive food products; (D) revenues realized by schools and school districts from the sale of competitive food products; (E) officials in charge of receiving and disbursing revenue and the accounting of that revenue; and (F) the extent to which competitive foods impact each school district's food service program.

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