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PUBLIC LAW 104-149—MAY 29, 1996 110 STAT. 1379 Public Law 104-149 104th Congress An Act To amend the National School Lunch Act to provide greater flexibility to schools y. „_ -__. to meet the Dietary Guidelines for Americans under the school lunch and school ^—'• breakfast programs. Ui.B.. 2066] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the "Hegdthy Meals for Children Act". SEC. 2. INCREASED FLEXIBILITY FOR SCHOOLS TO MEET THE DIETARY GUIDELINES FOR AMERICANS UNDER THE NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH ACT. Section 9(f)(2) of the National School Lunch Act (42 U.S.C. 1758(f)(2)) is amended by striking subparagraph (D) and inserting the following: "(D) USE OF ANY REASONABLE APPROACH. — "(i) IN GENERAL.—^A school food service authority may use any reasonable approach, within guidelines established by the Secretary in a timely manner, to meet the requirements of this paragraph, including— (I) using the school nutrition meal pattern in effect for the 1994-1995 school year; and "(II) using any of the approaches described in subparagraph (C). "(ii) NUTRIENT ANALYSIS.—The Secretary may not require a school to conduct or use a nutrient analysis to meet the requirements of this paragraph.". Approved May 29, 1996. note. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.R. 2066: HOUSE REPORTS: No. 104-561 (Comm. on Economic and Educational Opportunities). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 142 (1996): May 14, considered and passed House. May 16, considered and passed Senate.