Summary: H.R.6541 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.6541. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (07/26/2018)

Local Control of School Lunch Act

This bill prohibits the Department of Agriculture (USDA) from establishing or applying certain minimum nutrition requirements for the National School Lunch Program. The bill applies to requirements regarding:

  • target 1 sodium,
  • calorie limitations, and
  • the percentage of grains made with enriched or whole grain flour.

With respect to grains and meats served in school breakfasts, USDA must apply meal requirements in regulations that were in effect on September 12, 2008.

This bill also amends the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to repeal requirements for school food authorities to use a specified formula (known as paid lunch equity requirements) to establish a price for paid lunches served to students who are not certified to receive free or reduced price meals.