The Pupil Nutrition, Health, and Achievement Act of 2001

Author: Senator Martha Escutia
Sponsor: California Center for Public Health Advocacy

Summary of Provisions

  1. Sets nutritional standards for foods sold in elementary schools:
  2. In middle schools carbonated beverages may be sold only after the end of the last lunch period.
  3. High schools and middle schools may elect to take part in a pilot program that implements the nutritional standards for all foods and beverages sold outside the federal meal program.
  4. Increases the reimbursement rate for free- and reduced-price meals in elementary and middle schools by 10 cents from the current 13 cents to 23 cents. Meals purchased at full price by children will be reimbursable at a rate of 10 cents per meal.
  5. Districts with elementary schools, middle schools or high schools participating in the pilot program may apply for planning grants to be used for developing other policies related to nutrition and physical activity.



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Governor's Signature: October 14, 2001