FIRST REGULAR SESSION
HOUSE BILL NO. 901
95TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES BROWN (73) (Sponsor), STREAM, SCHUPP, SHIVELY, CARTER, KIRKTON, TALBOY, KANDER, CALLOWAY, LOW, McCLANAHAN, LAIR, HOLSMAN, ALLEN, SCHAAF AND FISCHER (107) (Co-sponsors).
1979L.01I D. ADAM CRUMBLISS, Chief Clerk
To amend chapter 167, RSMo, by adding thereto one new section relating to school nutrition.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the state of Missouri, as follows:
Section A. Chapter 167, RSMo, is amended by adding thereto one new section, to be known as section 167.205, to read as follows:
167.205. 1. Each public school district in this state shall adopt the following nutritional standards for all foods and beverages provided or sold to students on campus during the school day as a la carte, vending, school stores, and fund-raising activities:
(1) All food and beverages sold to students on campus during the school day shall be a recognized component of the food-based meal pattern or must contain five percent of the daily value, per serving or per one hundred calories, of at least one of the eight essential nutrients: iron, calcium, protein, vitamin A, vitamin C, niacin, thiamine, or riboflavin;
(2) All snacks sold to students on campus during the school day shall contain fewer than three hundred calories per item and shall contain no more than thirty percent of calories from fat, except nuts and seeds;
(3) Beverages sold to students on campus during the school day shall be one hundred percent fruit juices or fruit juice drinks with a minimum of twenty-five percent fruit juice, water, flavored water with zero calories, and low-fat or nonfat milk; and
(4) The cafeteria and entire school campus shall sell snacks with no more than thirty percent by weight sugar per serving, excluding fruits and vegetables.
2. Competitive foods may be sold during the school day in staff break rooms and areas only accessible to staff members in elementary schools, and may be sold to staff and students at secondary schools in hours outside the school day, as defined in subsection 3 of this section. "Competitive foods" means any foods sold in competition with the school lunch program.
3. For purposes of this section, "school day" means the period of time from 6:00 a.m. until one-half hour after the school's last lunch period, and the money from the sale of food or drink during this protected time period shall accrue to the school nutrition program account of each school.