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H.R. 1886 (116th): Nutrition Coordinators for Local Healthy Youth Act

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Mar 26, 2019.

Nutrition Coordinators for Local Healthy Youth Act

This bill establishes a Department of Agriculture program to award grants to local educational agencies to appoint nutrition coordinators with a background in nutrition education, dietetics, or nutrition program management.

The responsibilities of the coordinators include

ensuring compliance with local school wellness policies under the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act, coordinating nutrition education programs with school food service directors, conducting training and facilitating information sharing of best practices, working with programs that promote and motivate students to participate in school wellness activities, coordinating and collaborating with other nutrition education programs, providing community outreach to promote nutrient-rich foods and farm-to-school activities, promoting regular physical activity in students, ensuring students receive effective and consistent messages regarding healthy eating and active living, and promoting nutrition education and team network nutrition programs in the state by coordinating and collaborating with the team nutrition network coordinator and community partners.