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H.R.4765: Fit for Life Act of 2014

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about health
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Sponsor Marcia L. Fudge, D-Ohio
Total Cosponsors 8 (All Democrats)
Introduced May 29, 2014
Latest Major Action Nov. 17, 2014
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Bill Summary

Fit for LIFE Act of 2014 - Requires the Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) to make grants to create or expand the offering of an innovative food distribution project that:

  • serves a low-income area or one that is a food desert (an area without ready access to fresh, healthful, and affordable food) or food swamp (an area with an abundance of less healthful food options);
  • is not supermarket-based;
  • provides free or low-cost delivery of fresh fruits and vegetables;
  • provides for the acquisition of produce trucks to distribute food without service or delivery charges; or
  • provides for the establishment of a community food market at which fresh fruits and vegetables are sold at a low cost.

Amends the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act to: (1) expand the availability of free fruits and vegetables in elementary and secondary schools, child care centers, and family child care homes; (2) expand summer food service programs...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Nov. 17, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education.
July 21, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations.
July 7, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, and Nutrition.
June 9, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation.
June 9, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee Indian and Alaska Native Affairs.
May 30, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
May 29, 2014 Referred to House Natural Resources
May 29, 2014 Referred to House Financial Services
May 29, 2014 Referred to House Judiciary
May 29, 2014 Referred to House Education and the Workforce
May 29, 2014 Referred to House Agriculture
May 29, 2014 Referred to House Energy and Commerce