Healthy Schools Act Hearing

Hearing to be held on introduced legislation to amend the Healthy Schools Act of 2010. The stated purpose of B22-313 is to makes changes to nutrition and wellness policies in District Schools. The legislation proposes to change nutrition-content requirements; expand breakfast after the bell and alternate serving models for breakfast participation programs; encourage schools to purchase food in a manner consistent with the Good Food Purchasing Program's core values; require OSSE to submit a report to the Mayor and Council regarding best practices for developing a central kitchen; and require that DCPS and public charter school students participate in specified amounts of age-appropriate physical education per week. The hearing will also serve as an opportunity for the Committee to receive testimony on the broader topic of school food services.

The Committee invites the public to testify or submit written testimony. Those who wish to testify may sign-up online at http://bit.do/educationhearings or call the Committee on Education at (202) 724-8061 by 5:00pm Tuesday, November 14. Persons wishing to testify are encouraged to bring 10 copies of their written testimony.

November 16th, 2017 11:00 AM
Wilson Building Room 412
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC
United States
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