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Joint Committee on Nutrition & Health in Public Schools
NOTE: This is archived committee information from the 78th Legislative Session.

Committee Information

Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr. —CHAIR
Sen. Bob Deuell
Sen. Jane Nelson

Rep. Jodie Laubenberg —VICE-CHAIR
Rep. Jaime Capelo
Rep. Vicki Truitt

Susan Combs
Nancy M. DiMarco
Adrian B. Johnson
William John Klish
Shirley J. Neeley
Dora Rivas
Eduardo Sanchez
Michael J. Sullivan
Melissa Ann Wilson

LeAnn Gallegos

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78th Session Interim


The following reports are available for download:

Interim Charges

  • The Committee shall:
    • determining the nutritional content and quality of foods and beverages served to public school children, including food service meals, a la carte foods, and competitive foods and food provided in vending machines;
    • evaluating the short-term and long-term financial, psychological, and physiological impact of obesity in public school children;
    • assessing the academic, emotional, and health value of a universal breakfast and lunch program by evaluating school children from school districts that provide each child a free or reduced-price breakfast and lunch;
    • evaluating school contracts relating to competitive food products and vending machines.