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General Assembly

 

Raised Bill No. 48

February Session, 2014

 

LCO No. 563

 

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Referred to Committee on COMMITTEE ON CHILDREN

 

Introduced by:

 

(KID)

 

AN ACT CONCERNING NUTRITION STANDARDS FOR CHILD CARE SETTINGS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2014) (a) For purposes of this section:

(1) "Child day care center" has the meaning provided in section 19a-77, of the general statutes;

(2) "Group day care home" has the meaning provided in section 19a-77, of the general statutes; and

(3) "Family day care home" has the meaning provided in section 19a-77, of the general statutes.

(b) No child day care center, group day care home or family day care home shall provide beverages with added sweeteners, whether artificial or natural, to children under the care of such facility.

(c) No child day care center, group day care home or family day care home shall provide juice to any child eight months of age or younger under the care of such facility. A child day care center, group day care home or family day care home may provide juice to children nine months of age or older under the care of such facility provided (1) the juice is one hundred per cent juice, and (2) no child shall receive more than six ounces of one hundred per cent juice per day.

(d) No child day care center, group day care home or family day care home shall provide milk with a milk fat content greater than one per cent to any child two years of age or older under the care of such facility unless milk with a higher milk fat content is medically required for an individual child, as documented by such child's medical provider. The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to a facility providing human breast milk to a child under the care of such facility if such facility has received such breast milk from the parent or guardian of such child.

(e) The provisions of subsections (b) to (d), inclusive, of this section shall not apply to a child day care center, group day care home or family day care home that provides beverages, juice or milk to a child under the care of such facility if such facility has received such beverages, juice or milk from the parent or guardian of such child.

(f) Every child day care center, group day care home or family day care home shall make water available and easily accessible to children under the care of such facility throughout the day, including at all meals. Potable drinking water supplies shall be located in or near classrooms and playrooms. Except when water fountains are used, individual disposable drinking cups shall be made available and easily accessible to children under the care of such facility.

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

October 1, 2014

New section

Statement of Purpose:

To establish certain nutrition standards for child care settings and early education programs.

[Proposed deletions are enclosed in brackets. Proposed additions are indicated by underline, except that when the entire text of a bill or resolution or a section of a bill or resolution is new, it is not underlined.]