|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 08, 2021||referred to procurement and contracts|
senate Bill S4644
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Procurement And Contracts Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S4644 (ACTIVE) - Details
S4644 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S4644 SPONSOR: BIAGGI TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to enacting the heal- thy food service guidelines for New York act of 2021 PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To expand healthy food choices and improve the food environment for state employees, on state property, and in state-supported institutions and programs. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 establishes that the bill shall be known as "The Healthy Food Service Guidelines for New York Act of 2021." Section 2 sets forth legislative findings and intent noting the impor- tance of a healthy diet and the unequal access New Yorkers have to fresh
S4644 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4644 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 8, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. BIAGGI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Procurement and Contracts AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to enacting the heal- thy food service guidelines for New York act of 2021 THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "healthy food service guidelines for New York act of 2021". § 2. Legislative findings and intent. The Senate and Assembly of the State of New York finds as follows: 1. A healthy diet, consistent with the most recent Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA), can reduce the risk of many chronic diseases, such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, and some cancers. Poor nutrition, on the other hand, can negatively affect growth, development, and health status. The New York State Prevention Agenda 2019-2024 established a goal of increasing access to healthy and affordable foods and beverages to support the overarching goal of reduc- ing obesity and the risk of chronic disease. 2. The typical diet of Americans is not consistent with the DGA, and unhealthy eating behaviors are too common among New Yorkers. It is espe- cially challenging for people of low socioeconomic status, people of color, and people with disabilities to access healthy food. According to the Prevention Agenda Toward the Healthiest State Progress Report 2018: (a) 37.4% of adults in NYS consume fruit less than once per day. The prevalence is highest for adults who are Black or Hispanic (39.8% and 39.3%, respectively), live in households that earn less than $25,000 a year (40.4% and 43.7%), have less than a high school education (42.1%), or are living with disability (41.7%). (b) 22.4% of adults in NYS consume vegetables less than once per day. The prevalence is highest for adults who are non-Hispanic Black (29.3%), EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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