H.R.45 - Healthy Foods for Healthy Living Act110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-12] (Introduced 01/04/2007)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce; Agriculture; Ways and Means|
|Latest Action:||02/06/2007 Referred to the Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition and Forestry. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.45 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (01/04/2007)
Healthy Foods for Healthy Living Act - Authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to make grants to community-based organizations and local redevelopment agencies operating in low-income communities to: (1) assist in purchasing appropriate equipment or in hiring and training personnel to expand the inventory of fresh fruits and vegetables or other healthy food alternatives available for residents of a low-income community; and (2) carry out related consumer education and outreach activities.
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.