H. R. 3841
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
September 26, 2017
Mr. Rogers of Alabama (for himself, Ms. Sinema, Mrs. Love, and Mr. Cárdenas) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture
To amend the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 to make certain multivitamin-mineral dietary supplements eligible for purchase with supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
SNAP Vitamin and Mineral Improvement Act of 2017.
Multivitamin-mineral dietary supplements eligible for purchase with supplemental nutrition assistance benefits
Section 3 of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2012) is amended—
in subsection (k), by—
and (9) and inserting
inserting before the period at the end the following:
, and (10) a multivitamin-mineral dietary supplement for home consumption;
by inserting after subsection (m) the following:
Multivitamin-mineral dietary supplement means a substance that—
provides at least half of the vitamins and minerals for which the National Academy of Medicine establishes dietary reference intakes, at 50 percent or more of the daily value for the intended life stage per daily serving as determined by the Food and Drug Administration; and
does not exceed the tolerable upper intake levels for those nutrients for which an established tolerable upper intake level is determined by the National Academy of Medicine.
in subsection (q)(2), by striking
and spices and inserting
spices, and multivitamin-mineral dietary supplements.