Summary: H.R.7 — 99th Congress (1985-1986)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed Senate amended (11/22/1985)

(Measure passed Senate, amended)

School Lunch and Child Nutrition Amendments of 1985 - Title I: Reauthorization of Child Nutrition Programs - Amends the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 and the National School Lunch Act to authorize through FY 1989 appropriations for: (1) the childrens' summer food service program; (2) the commodity distribution program; (3) the special supplemental food program for women, infants, and children (WIC); (4) State administrative expenses; and (5) the nutrition education and training (NET) program.

Title II: School Lunch and Breakfast Programs - Requires commodity assistance or cash in lieu of such assistance to reflect the number of meals served in the recipient school in the preceding school year.

Includes whole milk as a school-lunch beverage.

Qualifies children participating in the food stamp or aid to families with dependent children (AFDC) programs for free breakfasts and lunches.

Authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to contract with an organization to act as a State agency for the disbursement of school lunch and breakfast program funds to the schools where the Secretary has been disbursing such funds directly to the schools.

States that school food facilities and personnel may be used for nonprofit nutrition programs for the elderly.

Eliminates the authorization of appropriations for the school lunch program at the Department of Defense overseas dependents schools.

Eliminates Federal involvement in developing State staffing standards for the administration of the covered nutrition programs.

Eliminates the reserve of funds for special development projects.

Makes State agencies liable for interest on claims assessed against such agency.

Repeals cash grants for nutrition education.

Title III: Summer Food Service Program for Children - Eliminates model meal specifications and model food quality standards from the summer food service program.

Title IV: Child Care Food Program - States that actions taken by a State on the basis of a Federal audit do not require a hearing.

Title V: Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children - Prohibits the participation in the WIC program by any State in which State or local sales taxes are levied on food purchased with WIC funds.

Revises nutritional risk criteria under the WIC program.

Requires the Secretary to report biennially to the Congress on the income and nutritional risk characteristics of program participants and the participation of migrant farmworking families.

Revises the requirements of the annual State plan for operation and administration, including an opportunity for public comment.

Increases the eligibility notification period.

Targets pregnant women and others for the receipt of available benefit information.

Requires States to recover overpayment of benefits if it would be cost-effective to do so.

Eliminates Federal allocation guidelines for local administrative expenses. Permits rather than requires advance payment of such allocation.

Permits the obligation of a limited amount of funds in a subsequent fiscal year.

Title VI: Nutrition Education and Training Program - Eliminates nutrition education needs assessment by the State coordinator for nutrition education. Requires the Secretary to establish standards for State plans for such education. Decreases the amount of the per State grant.

Title VII: Technical Corrections - Makes technical and conforming amendments.