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114th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                S. 1146

 To amend the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to prohibit 
  further reductions in sodium levels and to reinstate the grain-rich 
  requirements applicable to the national school lunch and breakfast 
                               programs.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                             April 30, 2015

  Mr. Hoeven (for himself, Mr. King, Mr. Cotton, Mr. Boozman, and Mr. 
Risch) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred 
        to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

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                                 A BILL


 
 To amend the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to prohibit 
  further reductions in sodium levels and to reinstate the grain-rich 
  requirements applicable to the national school lunch and breakfast 
                               programs.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Healthy School Meals Flexibility 
Act''.

SEC. 2. SODIUM TARGET LEVELS; WHOLE GRAIN REQUIREMENT.

    Section 9(f) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act 
(42 U.S.C. 1758(f)) is amended by adding at the end the following:
            ``(5) Sodium target levels.--Notwithstanding any other 
        provision of law, the Secretary shall not implement any 
        regulation under this Act, the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 
        U.S.C. 1771 et seq.), the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 
        (Public Law 111-296), or any other law that would require a 
        reduction in the quantity of sodium contained in federally 
        reimbursed meals, foods, and snacks sold in schools below 
        Target 1 (as described in section 220.8(f)(3) of title 7, Code 
        of Federal Regulations (or successor regulations)).
            ``(6) Whole grain requirement.--Notwithstanding the final 
        rule of the Secretary entitled `Nutrition Standards in the 
        National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs' (77 Fed. 
        Reg. 4088 (January 26, 2012)) or any other provision of law--
                    ``(A) the Secretary shall only require that half of 
                all grains in federally reimbursed meals, foods, and 
                snacks sold in schools are whole grain-rich; and
                    ``(B) school food authorities shall comply with the 
                applicable grain component or standard with respect to 
                the school lunch or school breakfast program that was 
                in effect prior to July 1, 2014.''.
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