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Text of the School Lunch Improvements for Children’s Education Act

This bill was introduced on May 16, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of May 16, 2012 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5789

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 16, 2012

(for himself, Ms. DeLauro, Ms. Schakowsky, Mr. Filner, and Mr. Carnahan) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce

A BILL

To authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to implement a certain interim final or final rule regarding nutrition programs under the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act and the Child Nutrition Act of 1966.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the School Lunch Improvements for Children’s Education Act or the SLICE Act.

2.

Authorization for the Secretary of Agriculture to implement a certain interim final or final rule

The Secretary of Agriculture may implement an interim final or final rule regarding nutrition programs under the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1751 et seq.) and the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 1771 et seq.) that—

(1)

requires crediting of tomato paste and puree based on volume;

(2)

implements science-based sodium reduction targets; and

(3)

establishes a whole grain requirement.