Text: H.R.2066 — 104th Congress (1995-1996)All Information (Except Text)

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Public Law No: 104-149 (05/29/1996)

 
[104th Congress Public Law 149]
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Public Law 104-149
104th Congress

                                 An Act


 
To amend the National School Lunch Act to provide greater flexibility to 
 schools to meet the Dietary Guidelines for Americans under the school 
   lunch and school breakfast programs. <<NOTE: May 29, 1996 -  [H.R. 
                                2066]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Healthy Meals 
for Children Act.>> 

SECTION 1. <<NOTE: 42 USC 1751 note.>> SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Healthy Meals for Children Act''.

SEC. 2. INCREASED FLEXIBILITY FOR SCHOOLS TO MEET THE DIETARY GUIDELINES 
            FOR AMERICANS UNDER THE NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH ACT.

    Section 9(f)(2) of the National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 
1758(f)(2)) is amended by striking subparagraph (D) and inserting the 
following:
    ``(D) Use of any reasonable approach.--
            ``(i) In general.--A school food service authority may use 
        any reasonable approach, within guidelines established by the 
        Secretary in a timely manner, to meet the requirements of this 
        paragraph, including--
                    ``(I) using the school nutrition meal pattern in 
                effect for the 1994-1995 school year; and
                    ``(II) using any of the approaches described in 
                subparagraph (C).
            ``(ii) Nutrient analysis.--The Secretary may not require a 
        school to conduct or use a nutrient analysis to meet the 
        requirements of this paragraph.''.

    Approved May 29, 1996.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 2066:
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HOUSE REPORTS: No. 104-561 (Comm. on Economic and Educational 
Opportunities).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 142 (1996):
            May 14, considered and passed House.
            May 16, considered and passed Senate.

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