04RS HB218


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HB 218 (BR 250) - T. Burch, J. Higdon

     AN ACT relating to children's health.
     Create new sections of KRS Chapter 158 to make General Assembly findings and declarations relating to obesity; define "school day"; set standards for the sale of certain food, beverage, and snack items in vending machines or otherwise; permit high schools to sell soda waters thirty minutes after the close of the last lunch period; prohibit the sale of certain foods inconsistent with the School Breakfast Program or National School Lunch Program until 30 minutes after the close of the last lunch period; permit a school to sell water, low-fat milk, or juice that contains at least 25% real juice at any time during the school day; permit only high schools to sell soda waters at designated time; provide that a la carte foods on the cafeteria line meet federal standard for breakfast or lunch components; establish 2005-2006 school year as effective date for compliance; require school district to appoint a food service director and require credentialing; require continuing education; amend KRS 156.160 to establish penalties for the failure to comply with the food standards in schools; and create a new section of KRS Chapter 158 to require the Kentucky Department of Education in cooperation with other entities to develop guidelines to incorporate planned, sequential instruction within the elementary and middle school curriculum that promotes lifelong physical activity for implementation in the 2006-2007 school year.

     Jan 7-introduced in House
     Jan 8-to Health and Welfare (H)

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