H.R. 1722 (112th): Eat Local Foods Act

Introduced:
May 04, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Chellie Pingree
Representative for Maine's 1st congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
May 04, 2011
Length
4 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 5806 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 21, 2010

 
Status

This bill was introduced on May 4, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced May 04, 2011
Referred to Committee May 04, 2011
 
Full Title

To amend the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to create a local food credit program.

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Cosponsors
7 cosponsors (7D) (show)
Committees

House Education and the Workforce

Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education

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5/4/2011--Introduced.
Eat Local Foods Act - Amends the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to direct the Secretary of Agriculture to provide grants to states, by the beginning of each school year (starting with the 2012-2013 school year), for use in providing school food authorities with local food credits that represent up to 10% of the total value of the commodity assistance (or cash payments in lieu thereof) that the authority would be eligible to receive for the school year.
Subtracts the value of the food credit from the amount of commodity assistance (or cash payments in lieu thereof) that a school food authority would otherwise receive.
Requires school food authorities to use their credits to purchase locally or regionally produced agricultural food products to serve in the school lunch program.

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