HB 565 (BR 357) - A. Wuchner, M. Marzian, B. Waide
AN ACT relating to the health and wellness of children.
Create a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to add declaration by the General Assembly of a goal to increase time for physical activity in K-5 schools by November 1, 2014; require the Kentucky Department of Education to identify model programs, provide resources and assessment tools, and develop a checklist for reporting activity data; encourage physical activity plans in schools containing grades 6 through 8; report to the Interim Joint Committee on Education and the Interim Joint Committee on Health and Welfare by November 1, 2013, and annually thereafter on the types of physical activity being provided in K-5 schools; establish the Healthy Kids trust fund to provide grants to schools to implement wellness programs; establish a review panel to determine grant recipients; and cite the Act as the Kentucky Healthy Kids Act of 2012.
Mar 1-introduced in House
Mar 5-to Education (H)