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126th Morrison Congress

2nd Session

H.R. 126-069

Title of the Bill: Nutrition Replenishment in Educational Environments Act

Main Author(s): Rep. Serina Eisele (D-NV), Henry Lin 2 (D-PA)

Co-Sponsor(s):
HOUSE Floor Action on 12/15/2017 killed by 3-16-3 vote

BE IT ENACTED BY THE MORRISON CONGRESS

1 SECTION 1: Findings
2 Congress makes the following findings:
3 1)Most school do not provide nutritious snacks or beverages on campus.
4 2)Coffee and tea are calorie-free beverages brimming with antioxidants, flavonoids,
5 and other biologically active substances that are good for health.
6 3)Green tea has received attention for its potential role in protecting against heart
7 disease, while coffee may help protect against type 2 diabetes.
8 4) Only fifteen states require some form of license or permit in order to openly carry
9 a handgun.
10 5) For children, milk is a key source of calcium and vitamin D. Fortified soy milk is a
11 good alternative source of calcium and vitamin D for those who prefer not to drink
12 cows milk. Both are also good sources of protein and other essential micronutrients.
6) Low-fat milk, sold as 1% or 1.5% milk, or skim milk, which is virtually fat-free, are
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the best choices because they contain much less saturated fat than reduced-fat milk
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or whole milk, which contain 2% and 4% milk fat, respectively.
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7) Calcium: Bones lose calcium as we grow older, but we can slow down this
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process. Get your calcium from low-fat milk, yogurt, cheese, cottage cheese, soy
17 milk, fortified orange juice, tofu, canned salmon, broccoli and tortillas made with lime.
18 8) Carbohydrates: These nutrients replenish our glycogen stores and are the #1 fuel
19 of runners. Aim for 1,600 calories (400 grams) every day. You can get carbs from
20 grains (bread and pasta), fruit, vegetables and dairy products.
21 9) Fat: A 2,500-calorie diet should have 100 grams of fat a day. There are good fats.
22 Get Omega-3 fats from fish such as sardines or salmon.
23 10) Folic Acid: A deficiency in this B-vitamin leads to fetal birth defects in women and
24 heart disease in men. You need 400 mg a day and can find it in fortified breads,
25 cereals, pastas, leafy green vegetables, lentils and citrus fruits.
26 11) Iron: Runners lose iron at a faster rate than other athletes, due to the fact that
27 our body weight crushes the blood cells in our feet every time we take a step. Iron
28 deficiency causes extreme fatigue. You must replenish your iron by either eating
29 food products that contain blood (i.e. meat) or by eating vegetables or grains that
30 contain iron. Lean red meat, dark chicken, eggs and turkey are the healthiest meats.
31 Whole wheat bread, fortified cereal, lentils, tofu, dried fruit, whole grains, broccoli
32 and green leafy vegetables are your other best sources. Vitamin C aids in absorbing
33 iron, so make sure you get enough of that. Too much iron hampers zinc absorption,
34 through, so stay away from supplements that promise more than 15 mg.
35 12) Phytochemicals: These disease-fighters protect you from cancer, heart disease,
36 arthritis and even wrinkles. They can be found in fruits, vegetables and grains.
37 13) Protein: Every part of your body contains protein: the muscles, blood and
38 immune cells, tendons, ligaments, skin and hair. Runners need 105 grams a day to
39 help repair muscles, recover from injuries, fight off infections and maintain energy
40 levels. Meat is the best source of protein, but you can also find it in tofu, soy milk,
41 soy protein, fish and dairy products.
42 14) in 2017, a number of students in Morrison Academy had trouble taking the
43 December SATs due to the lack of food and beverages provided on campus. For
44 example, student, Chrystal Gilpin had to undercall something she called: A whales
45 call, during her exams. It caused her to lose focus on the contents of her exams to
46 her empty stomach.
47 15) Vitamin C: This vitamin is an antioxidant. It helps you recover from workouts,
48 fights illnesses and even protects you from air pollution and secondhand smoke.
49 One orange or one kiwifruit provides 130 percent of your recommended daily
50 allowance. You can get 50 percent of your daily allowance by eating strawberries,
green peppers or tomatoes.
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16) Vitamin E: This is another antioxidant. It helps prevent muscle stiffness and
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soreness. You may find vitamin E in almonds, fortified cereals and wheat germ.
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17) Zinc: Zinc keeps your immune system healthy, helps heal wounds and injuries,
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and is vital for male sexual functioning. We lose zinc in our sweat when we run; this
55 circumstance makes runners more susceptible to colds. Meat is the best source for
56 zinc, especially beef, poultry, pork, lamb and seafood. Other good sources include
57 fortified cereals, beans, black-eyed peas, whole-grain bread and wheat germ.
58 20) Hunger causes distractions, because of the lack of concentration.
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60 SECTION 2: Purpose
61 Replenish nutrients for students in an educational environment.
62 Improve the health of students and teachers on campus.
63 Reduce hunger, therefore reducing distractions in class.
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65 SECTION 3: General Provisions
66 All schools must provide food and beverages, allowing students or teachers to obtain
67 nutrients and hydrate between classes.
68 All provided food or beverages may be sold on campus, determined by the school
69 boards.
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71 SECTION 4: Definitions
72 A nutrient is a component in foods that an organism uses to survive and grow.
73 To replenish is to fill or make complete again; add a new stock or supply to.
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Works Cited:
i. https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/healthy-drinks-full-story/
ii. http://www.chadwickschool.org/page.cfm?p=750
iii. http://www.thesaurus.com/browse/have?s=t