HB 136 – Encourage Healthy NC Food in School

Primary House Sponsors: Rep. Julia Howard (R-Davie Rowan); Rep. Jeffrey Elmore (R-Alexander, Wilkes); Rep. Mitchell Setzer (R-Catawba); Rep. Jimmy Dixon (R-Duplin, Onslow)


This bill would require public schools to make 100% muscadine grape juice available to students as part of the student’s nutrition program or through the operation of the school’s vending facilities.

This bill would also require the Food Distribution Division of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to revise its bidding, procurement, and ordering procedures for the Farm to School Program to include fruit and products derived from fruit to the list of foods made available to school nutrition programs where the fruit/fruit product (1) meets all requirements for nutrition and packaging under federal and State law and (2) is produced by a participant in the Department’s “Got To Be NC” marketing program.


Filed – 2/23/2021