Childhood obesity; Board of Education to establish standards to prevent and reduce thereof. (SB744)

Introduced By

Sen. Yvonne Miller (D-Norfolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Childhood obesity. Requires the Board of Education, in cooperation with the State Health Department, to promulgate regulations establishing standards to facilitate the prevention and reduction of childhood obesity in the public schools. The bill also requires school boards to include nutrition and physical education in its professional development programs and requires that a body mass index (BMI) measurement be taken for every student entering a public kindergarten or elementary school for the first time. The bill also allows school boards to continue to annually monitor student BMIs, with regulations developed by the Board of Education. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


11/15/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 072102768
11/15/2006Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/12/2007Assigned Education sub: Public Education