COUNCILMEMBER DAVID GROSSO

COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION

ANNOUNCES A PUBLIC HEARING

on

B22-313, Healthy Students Amendment Act of 2017 and

The State of School Food Services

on

Thursday, November 16, 2017

11:00 a.m., Hearing Room 412, John A. Wilson Building

1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20004

 

Councilmember David Grosso announces the scheduling of a public hearing on B22-313, the Healthy Students Amendment Act of 2017 and the state of school food services. The hearing will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 16, 2017 in Hearing Room 412 of the John A. Wilson Building. This hearing has been rescheduled from October 16, 2017 to November 16, 2017.

The stated purpose of B22-313 is to makes changes to nutrition and wellness policies in District Schools. The legislation proposes to change nutrition-content requirements; expand breakfast after the bell and alternate serving models for breakfast participation programs; encourage schools to purchase food in a manner consistent with the Good Food Purchasing Program's core values; require OSSE to submit a report to the Mayor and Council regarding best practices for developing a central kitchen; and require that DCPS and public charter school students participate in specified amounts of age-appropriate physical education per week. The hearing will also serve as an opportunity for the Committee to receive testimony on the broader topic of school food services.

The Committee invites the public to testify or submit written testimony. Those who wish to testify may sign-up online at http://bit.do/educationhearings or call the Committee on Education at (202) 724-8061 by 5:00pm Tuesday, November 14. Persons wishing to testify are encouraged to bring 10 copies of their written testimony.

If you are unable to testify at the hearing, written statements are encouraged and will be made a part of the official record.  Written statements should be submitted by email to Ashley Strange, astrange@dccouncil.us, or by post to the Committee on Education, Council of the District of Columbia, Suite 116 of the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20004. The record will close at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 30, 2017.