H. R. 6541
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
July 26, 2018
Mrs. Hartzler (for herself and Mr. Crawford) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce
To amend the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to provide for flexibility under the school lunch program, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Local Control of School Lunch Act.
Flexibility under school lunch program
Minimum nutrition requirements
For purposes of determining minimum nutrition requirements under section 9(a)(1)(A) of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1758(a)(1)(A)) the Secretary shall—
not establish or apply any requirements with respect to—
target 1 sodium;
calorie limitations; or
the percentage of grains made with enriched or whole grain flour; and
with respect to grains and meats served in school breakfasts, apply section 220.8 of title 7, Code of Federal Regulations, as such section was in effect on September 12, 2008.
Repeal of paid equity requirements
Subsection (p) of section 12 of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1760) is repealed.
The Secretary of Agriculture shall update and issue regulations to carry out this section and the amendments made by this section.
The Secretary of Agriculture shall offer a State and local waiver for secondary schools with respect to the requirements under section 210.14(e) of title 7, Code of Federal Regulations.