Summary: H.R.2967 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.2967. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (06/20/2017)

Nutrition Coordinators for Local Healthy Youth Act

This bill amends the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 to establish a Department of Agriculture program to award grants to local educational agencies to appoint nutrition coordinators with a background in nutrition education, dietetics, or nutrition program management.

The responsibilities of the coordinators include:

  • ensuring compliance with local school wellness policies under the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act,
  • coordinating nutrition education programs with school food service directors,
  • conducting training and facilitating information sharing of best practices,
  • working with programs that promote and motivate students to participate in school wellness activities,
  • coordinating and collaborating with other nutrition education programs,
  • providing community outreach to promote nutrient-rich foods and farm-to-school activities,
  • promoting regular physical activity in students,
  • ensuring students receive effective and consistent messages regarding healthy eating and active living, and
  • promoting nutrition education and team network nutrition programs in the state by coordinating and collaborating with the team nutrition network coordinator and community partners.