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PUBLIC LAW 95-000—MMMM. DD, 1977

91 STAT. 1000

PUBLIC LAW 95-113—SEPT. 29, 1977 STUDY

Regional food and human nutrition research centers.

7 USC 3174. Report to Congress.

SEC. 1424. The Secretary shall perform a study assessing the potential value and cost of establishing regional food and human nutrition research centers in the United States. This assessment shall examine the feasibility of using existing Federal facilities in establishing such centers. The Secretary shall complete this study and submit a report setting forth the findings of the study and recommendations for the implementation of these findings, as a part of the plan the Secretary is required to submit to Congress pursuant to section 1427 of this title, not later than one year after the effective date of this title. NUTRITION EDUCATION PROGRAM

Establishment.

7 USC 3175.

SEC. 1425. (a) The Secretary shall establish a national education program which shall include, but not be limited to, the dissemination of the results of food and human nutrition research performed or funded by the Department of Agriculture. (b) In order to enable low-income individuals and families to engage in nutritionally sound food purchasing and preparation practices, the expanded food and nutrition education program presently conducted under section 3(d) of the Act of May 8, 1914 (38 Stat, 373, as amended; 7 TJ.S.C. 343(d)), shall be expanded to provide for the employment and training of professional and paraprofessional aides to engage in direct nutrition education of low-income families and in other appropriate nutrition education programs. Funds for carrying out the provisions of this subsection shall be allocated to each State in an amount which bears the same ratio to the total amount to be allocated as the population of the State living at or below 125 per centum of the income poverty guidelines prescribed by the Office of Management and Budget (adjusted pursuant to section 625 of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 (86 Stat. 697, as amended; 42 U.S.C. 297ld)), bears to the total population of all the States living at or below 125 per centum of the income poverty guidelines, as determined by the last preceding decennial census at the time each such sum is first appropriated. To the maximum extent practicable, program aides shall be hired from the indigenous target population. The provisions of this subsection shall not preclude the Secretary from developing educational materials and programs for persons in income ranges above the level designated in this subsection. NUTRITION EDUCATION MATERIALS

Elementary and secondary school programs. 7 USC 3176.

SEC. 1426. In order to encourage nutrition education programs in the classrooms and lunchrooms of elementary and secondary schools, the Secretary shall, in consultation with appropriate officers in the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, develop and distribute to State departments of education a comprehensive set of educational materials on food and nutrition education which shall be appropriate for all levels of the elementary and secondary education system. REPORT TO CONGRESS

7 USC 3177.

SEC. 1427. The Secretary shall submit a comprehensive plan for implementing the national food and human nutrition research and extension program provided for by this subtitle to Congress within one year after the effective date of this title. The plan shall include, but not be limited to, recommendations relating to research direction,