H. R. 6357

To amend the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to provide meals and meal supplements for children in afterschool care, and for other purposes.

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117 HR 6357 IH: Afterschool Meals Act of 2022

U.S. House of Representatives

2022-01-10

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117th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 6357

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 6, 2022

Ms. Brown of Ohio

(for herself and

Mrs. Hayes

) introduced the following bill

January 10, 2022

Referred to the Committee on Education and Labor

A BILL

To amend the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to provide meals and meal supplements for children in afterschool care, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the

Afterschool Meals Act of 2022

.

2.

Meals and meal supplements for children in afterschool care

Section 17A of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (

42 U.S.C. 1759a

) is amended—

(1)

in the section heading, by insert

meals and

before

meal supplements

;

(2)

in subsection (a)(1), by inserting

meals and

before

meal supplements

;

(3)

in subsection (b), by inserting

meals and

before

supplements

;

(4)

in subsection (c)—

(A)

by striking

section 17(c)(3)

each place it appears and inserting

section 17(c)

;

(B)

in paragraph (1)—

(i)

by inserting

a meal or

before

a supplement

; and

(ii)

in subparagraph (A), by inserting

meals and

before

supplements

; and

(C)

in paragraph (2), by inserting

meals and

before

supplements

; and

(5)

by striking subsection (d) and inserting the following:

(d)

Contents of meals and meal supplements

With respect to programs operated under this section, the requirements that apply to—

(1)

the content of lunches and suppers served under the school lunch program under this Act shall apply to the content of lunches and suppers served under such programs;

(2)

the content of breakfasts served under the school breakfast program under section 4 of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (

42 U.S.C. 1773

) shall apply to the content of the breakfasts served under such programs; and

(3)

meal supplements served under child care food programs operated with assistance under this Act shall apply to the content of meal supplements served under such programs.

(e)

Priority

Before approving a school or a program to operate under this section, the State agency shall confirm that an institution is not currently providing meals to the program under section 17(r).

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