SB308 - Creates the Missouri Calcium Initiative
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||Creates the Missouri Calcium Initiative
SCS/SB 308 - This act creates the "Missouri Calcium
Initiative". The term "governmental entity" is defined as the
state of Missouri, its departments, agencies, boards, commissions
and institutions, and all school districts of the state.
A purchasing agent of a governmental entity, which purchases
food or beverages to serve in a building owned or operated by the
entity, must give preference to high calcium foods and beverages
that are equal to or lower in price than products of the same
type and nutritional quality. If a state institution determines
that the high calcium foods or beverages will interfere with the
proper treatment and care of a patient, then the purchasing agent
is not required to make such a purchase for the patient.
The provisions of the "Missouri Calcium Initiative" are in
addition to any requirements placed upon a governmental entity by
the United States Department of Agriculture under the National
School Lunch Program or the School Breakfast Program.
For contracts entered into before July 1, 2003, the
purchasing agent is not required to purchase high calcium foods
and beverages if this would change the terms of the contract.
The provisions of this act will take effect on July 1, 2003.
This act is similar to HB 1033 (2002).