Childhood obesity; Board of Education & Health Department establish standards to prevent thereof. (HB1593)

Introduced By

Del. Roslyn Tyler (D-Jarratt)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Childhood obesity. Requires the Board of Education to promulgate, in cooperation with the State Health Department, regulations establishing standards to facilitate the prevention and reduction of childhood obesity in the public schools. This bill also requires division superintendents to complete instruction concerning the causes and consequences of overweight and obese students, and the relationship between nutrition, health, and learning by July 1, 2008. The requirement for instruction may be satisfied by attendance at conferences, seminars, or in-service training. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/20/2006Presented and ordered printed 069851526
01/20/2006Referred to Committee on Education
01/30/2006Continued to 2007 in Education
11/28/2006Tabled in Education

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB206.


Delores writes:

For breakfast, my son has the choice of pizza, pop tarts, sugared cereals, and/ or canned fruit at his local public school. He eats at home because of these food choices. He just isn't able to make great choices at 10 years old. I think we need a law that helps to "clean-up" our local school nutrition programs. I am constantly amazed at how easy it is for us to ignore such a small but oh so important step in helping our children to become healthy in their food choices. How is it that our nutrition programs are more concerned about the bottom line than what they serve to our kids? You can't make a school system responsible for a child's obesity, but you can make them responsible for the food choices that are offered. Get rid of the extra cookies, chips, & juices.

Melissa Smith writes:

When you eliminate PE and Recess daily and replace with weekday religous education, something is wrong. PE needs to be daily for all students. They are our future athletes or heart attacks.