S.3293 - Food and Nutrition Education in Schools Act of 2020116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ] (Introduced 02/13/2020)|
|Committees:||Senate - Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 02/13/2020 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.3293 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (02/13/2020)
Food and Nutrition Education in Schools Act of 2020
This bill directs the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to establish a Food and Nutrition Education in Schools Pilot Program to award grants to local educational agencies for (1) projects that hire qualified, full-time food and nutrition educators to carry out programs in schools that have the goal of improving student health and nutrition; and (2) projects that fund school gardens or other evidence-based interventions relating to student health and nutrition to create hands-on learning opportunities for students.
In awarding grants under the program, USDA must prioritize projects that serve schools or districts (1) in which not less than 40% of students qualify for free or reduced-price meals, or (2) that include neighborhoods with high rates of childhood obesity or other diet-related diseases.