H.R.5952 - Bodegas as Catalysts for Healthy Living Act109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-12] (Introduced 07/27/2006)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Small Business; Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||08/01/2006 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5952 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (07/27/2006)
Bodegas as Catalysts for Healthy Living Act - Directs the Administrator of the Small Business Administration to make grants to local organizations that represent small business concerns and local redevelopment agencies to assist: (1) independently owned and operated small businesses, such as bodegas and corner stores, in expanding their inventories to include fresh fruits and vegetables and healthy alternatives (as defined by the Department of Agriculture); and (2) community-based organizations, such as community health centers, in carrying out consumer outreach and education programs to encourage the purchase of fresh fruits, vegetables, and healthy alternatives and to inform communities about health risks and the benefits of healthy living. Requires small businesses and community-based organizations to collaborate in carrying out the purposes of this Act. Limits grant amounts to $100,000.
Amends title XVIII (Medicare) and title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act to cover additional primary and preventive services relating to obesity treatment and prevention, supervised exercise sessions, stress testing, lifestyle modification education, and nutrition education.