Child Nutrition Promotion and School Lunch Protection Act 2009


  • Calls on the USDA to update its nutrition standards for school foods sold outside of meals to ensure that they conform with current nutrition science and address pressing threats to child health and nutrition at school.
  • Applies the new definition to all foods sold in schools outside of federally reimbursed school meals throughout the school grounds and the school day.

To amend the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 to improve the nutrition and health of schoolchildren by updating the definition of "food of minimal nutritional value" to conform to current nutrition science and to protect the Federal investment in the national school lunch and breakfast programs.


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