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Sponsors: Reps. Sellers and E.H. Pitts
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Companion/Similar bill(s): 1149
Introduced in the House on February 5, 2008
Currently residing in the House Committee on Education and Public Works
Summary: Elementary school food
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2/5/2008 House Introduced and read first time HJ-13 2/5/2008 House Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works HJ-14 4/2/2008 House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: E.H.Pitts
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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL
TO AMEND SECTION 59-10-340, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO SNACKS SOLD IN VENDING MACHINES IN SCHOOLS, SO AS TO PROVIDE FOR FAT, CALORIE, AND SUGAR CONTENT STANDARDS THAT SNACK FOOD AND BEVERAGES MUST MEET IN ORDER TO BE SOLD IN SCHOOLS; AND BY ADDING SECTION 59-10-345 SO AS TO PROVIDE THAT ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS MAY OFFER ONLY FULL MEALS FOR STUDENT CONSUMPTION, AND TO PROVIDE FOR FAT, CALORIE, AND SUGAR CONTENT STANDARDS THAT FOODS AND BEVERAGES MUST MEET IN ORDER TO BE SOLD IN SCHOOLS.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 59-10-340 of the 1976 Code, as added by Act 102 of 2005, is amended to read:
"Section 59-10-340. (A) Each district's Coordinated School Health Advisory Council established pursuant to Section 59-10-330 shall determine which snacks and beverages may be sold in vending machines for student consumption in
elementary middle and high schools. Snacks and beverages may not be sold in vending machines for student consumption in elementary schools.
(B) Snacks sold in vending machines in middle and high schools for student consumption must not have more than:
(1) two hundred total calories;
(2) thirty-five percent of its total calories from fat;
(3) thirty-five percent of its total weight composed of sugar; and
(4) ten percent of its total calories from saturated fat.
(C) Beverages sold in vending machines in middle and high schools for student consumption may include only the following:
(1) fruit- or vegetable-based drinks that are composed of no less than fifty percent juice and have no added sweeteners;
(2) drinking water;
(3) milk, including chocolate milk, soy milk, rice milk, and other similar dairy or nondairy milk; and
(4) an electrolyte replacement beverage that contains no more than forty-two grams of added sweetener per twenty ounce serving."
SECTION 2. Article 3, Chapter 10, Title 59 of the 1976 Code is amended by adding:
"Section 59-10-345. (A) Beginning with the 2008-2009 school year, the only food that may be served to a student in an elementary school during breakfast and lunch periods is food that is sold as a full meal. For purposes of this section, 'full meal' means any combination of food items that meets a USDA approved meal pattern.
(B) Beginning with the 2008-2009 school year, the only food that may be served to a student in an elementary, middle, or high school during the school day and during any school-sponsored after school programs is food that has no more than:
(1) thirty-five percent of its total calories from fat. This item does not apply to the sale of nuts, nut butters, cheese packaged for individual sale, fruits, vegetables, or legumes;
(2) thirty-five percent of its total weight from sugar, including naturally occurring or added sugar. This item does not apply to the sale of fruits or vegetables; and
(3) ten percent of its total calories from saturated fat. This item does not apply to eggs or cheese packaged for individual sale.
(C) Portion size for a la carte sales in a cafeteria must not exceed the serving size of the food served in the National School Lunch Program or School Breakfast Program."
SECTION 3. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.
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