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S. 2064: Fruit and Vegetable Access for Children Act of 2017

The text of the bill below is as of Nov 2, 2017 (Introduced).


II

115th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 2064

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

November 2, 2017

(for himself, Mr. Donnelly, Mr. Young, and Ms. Baldwin) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

A BILL

To amend the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to include canned, dried, frozen, and pureed fruits and vegetables in the fresh fruit and vegetable program.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Fruit and Vegetable Access for Children Act of 2017.

2.

Fruit and vegetable program

(a)

In general

Section 19 of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1769a) is amended—

(1)

in the section heading, by striking Fresh; and

(2)

in subsections (a), (b), and (e), by inserting , canned, dried, frozen, or pureed after fresh each place it appears.

(b)

Conforming amendments

Section 14222(c) of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (7 U.S.C. 612c–6(c)) is amended—

(1)

in the subsection heading, by striking Fresh; and

(2)

by striking fresh.