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HB 1726 - Child Care Nutrition and Activity Standards - Key Vote

North Carolina Key Votes

John Blust voted Nay (Concurrence Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Child Care Nutrition and Activity Standards

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (99-8) - (Key vote)

Title: Child Care Nutrition and Activity Standards

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with Senate amendments and pass a bill that implements nutrition and physical activity standards at childcare facilities.

Highlights:
-Requires the Child Care Commission to consult with the Division of Child Development of the Department of Health and Human Services to develop nutrition standards for children with the following recommendations (Sec. 1):
    -Limiting or prohibiting the serving of sweetened beverages, other than 100 percent fruit juice; -Limiting or prohibiting the serving of whole milk to children 2 years of age or older, or flavored milk to children of any age; -Limiting or prohibiting the serving of more than 6 ounces of juice per day; and -Limiting or prohibiting the service of juice from a bottle.
-Grants an exception to parents of children who have medical needs, special diets, or food allergies (Sec. 1). -Authorizes a parent or a childcare center upon the request of a parent, to give a child food and beverages that may not meet established nutrition standards (Sec. 1). -Requires a rest period after lunch or at another appropriate time along with having each child spend time outdoors each day, weather permitting (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (35-13) - (Key vote)

Title: Child Care Nutrition and Activity Standards

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that implements nutrition and physical activity standards at childcare facilities.

Highlights:
-Requires the Child Care Commission to consult with the Division of Child Development of the Department of Health and Human Services to develop nutrition standards for children with the following recommendations (Sec. 1):
    -Limiting or prohibiting the serving of sweetened beverages, other than 100 percent fruit juice; -Limiting or prohibiting the serving of whole milk to children 2 years of age or older, or flavored milk to children of any age; -Limiting or prohibiting the serving of more than 6 ounces of juice per day; and -Limiting or prohibiting the service of juice from a bottle.
-Grants an exception to parents of children who have medical needs, special diets, or food allergies (Sec. 1). -Authorizes a parent or a childcare center upon the request of a parent, to give a child food and beverages that may not meet established nutrition standards (Sec. 1). -Requires a rest period after lunch or at another appropriate time along with having each child spend time outdoors each day, weather permitting (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (67-46) - (Key vote)

Title: Child Care Nutrition and Activity Standards

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill requiring nutrition standards for children at childcare facilities.

Highlights:
-Requires the Child Care Commission to consult with the Division of Child Development of the Department of Health and Human Services to develop nutrition standards for children considering the following recommendations (Sec. 1):
    -limiting or prohibiting the serving of sweetened beverages, other than 100% fruit juice; -limiting or prohibiting the serving of whole milk to children two years of age or older, or flavored milk to children of any age; -limiting or prohibiting the serving of more than six ounces of juice per day; and -limiting or prohibiting the service of juice from a bottle.
-Requires a rest period after lunch or another appropriate time and for each child to be out-of-doors each day, weather permitting (Sec. 1). -Specifies that this act will become effective at same time as it becomes law (Sec. 4).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Child Care Nutrition and Activity Standards

Sponsors

  • Bob F. 'Bobby' England (NC - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Marian Nelson McLawhorn (NC - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jennifer Weiss (NC - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Douglas Yates Yongue (NC - D) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

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