H.R.2383 - Nutritious Options for Meals Act of 2015114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Rice, Tom [R-SC-7] (Introduced 05/15/2015)|
|Committees:||House - Agriculture|
|Latest Action:||House - 06/08/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Nutrition. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2383 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/15/2015)
Nutritious Options for Meals Act of 2015
This bill amends the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 to apply nutritional standards for the Department of Agriculture's (USDA's) Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) to foods purchased for USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as the food stamp program), with the addition of lean meat and poultry.
Foods purchased for SNAP must be of the kind prescribed by USDA in implementing WIC requirements that: (1) food contain nutrients determined by nutritional research to be lacking in the diets of pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, infants, or children; or (2) food promote the health of the population served by the program. Examples of foods acceptable under the bill include vegetables, fruits, milk, juice, breakfast cereal, cheese, eggs, yogurt, peanut butter, legumes, whole grain bread, and lean meat or poultry.