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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

School Milk Nutrition Act of 2015

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To reverse declining milk consumption in schools.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
05/19/2015 Introduced in House

All Actions (4)

Date
11/16/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education.
Action By: Committee on Education and the Workforce
06/02/2015 Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H3648)
Action By: House of Representatives
05/19/2015 Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
Action By: House of Representatives
05/19/2015 Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Education and the Workforce05/19/2015 Referred to
House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education11/16/2015 Referred to

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Subjects (8)

  • Child health
  • Congressional oversight
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Food assistance and relief
  • Government studies and investigations
  • Nutrition and diet
  • Women's health

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Introduced in House (05/19/2015)

School Milk Nutrition Act of 2015

This bill revises the requirements for milk provided by the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) and other Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs.

The bill amends the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to require the milk offered to students participating in the NSLP to include low-fat flavored milk containing no more than 150 calories per 8-ounce serving.

For students who cannot consume fluid milk because of a medical or other dietary need, schools may offer a nondairy beverage that is nutritionally equivalent to low-fat milk and meets USDA nutritional standards, including fortification of calcium, protein, vitamin A, vitamin D, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, riboflavin, and vitamin B-12. (Under current law, the substitute is only required to include fortification of calcium, protein, vitamin A, and vitamin D to levels found in cow's milk.)

In establishing national school nutritional standards, USDA must provide that containers of all beverages sold in schools have the same maximum volume.

USDA must also: (1) study and report to Congress on recent trends in fluid milk consumption in schools; (2) carry out a pilot program to test and demonstrate strategies by which schools can increase the consumption of fluid milk; (3) make lactose-free milk with an extended shelf life available to schools; and (4) allow women participating in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) to receive reduced fat milk for themselves and their children upon request.