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      house Committees
      House Committee on Education and the Workforce
      Select Education
    IntroducedMay 7th, 2009

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Title

Healthy Food Choices for Kids Act

Official Title

To amend section 18 of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to establish a pilot program that requires schools to post nutritional content information regarding foods served at schools and to teach students how to make healthy food selections, and for other purposes.

Summary

Healthy Food Choices for Kids Act - Amends the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to award grants to up to 10 states and, through them, subgrants to up to 10 schools in each of those states for a pilot program requiring schools to: (1) post nutritional content information in school cafeterias regarding the food they serve; and (2) teach students how to make healthy food selections. Requires the Secretary to encourage such schools to post the nutritional content information, including caloric information, on their websites.