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H.R. 6394 (115th): Healthy Food Choices Act

The text of the bill below is as of Jul 17, 2018 (Introduced).


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115th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 6394

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 17, 2018

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture

A BILL

To amend the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 to require that supplemental nutrition assistance benefits be used to purchase only supplemental foods that are eligible for purchase under section 17 of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (commonly known as the WIC program).

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Healthy Food Choices Act.

2.

Amendment

Section 3(k) of the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 2012(k)) is amended to read as follows:

(k)

Food means a supplemental food of the kind prescribed by the Secretary under section 17(b)(14) of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 1786(b)(14)).

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3.

Effective date

This Act shall take effect on January 1, 2019.