National School Lunch Act: Hearings, Ninety-third Congress, First Session on H.R. 4974 ...

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Page 58 - Congress, as a measure of national security, to safeguard the health and well-being of the Nation's children and to encourage the domestic consumption of nutritious agricultural commodities and other food, by assisting the States, through grants-in-aid and other means, in providing an adequate supply of foods and other facilities for the establishment, maintenance, operation, and expansion of nonprofit school lunch programs.
Page 105 - A classification having some reasonable basis does not offend against that clause merely because it is not made with mathematical nicety or because in practice it results in some inequality.
Page 111 - The constitutional safeguard is offended only if the classification rests on grounds wholly irrelevant to the achievement of the State's objective.
Page 113 - We recognize that a State has a valid interest in preserving the fiscal integrity of its programs. It may legitimately attempt to limit its expenditures, whether for public assistance, public education, or any other program. But a State may not accomplish such a purpose by invidious distinctions between classes of its citizens. It could not, for example, reduce expenditures for education by barring indigent children from its schools.
Page 108 - Such breakfasts shall be served without cost or at a reduced cost to children who are determined by local school authorities to be unable to pay the full cost of the breakfast.
Page 110 - June 30, 1963, and such sums as may be necessary for each succeeding fiscal year to provide special assistance to schools drawing attendance from areas in which poor economic conditions exist...
Page 199 - The cost of this plan is not a reasonable measure of basic money needs for a good diet The public assistance agency that recognizes the limitations of its clientele and is interested in their nutritional wellbeing will recommend a money allowance for food considerably higher than the cost level of the Economy Plan.
Page 76 - The children shall not be required to use a separate dining area, go through a separate serving line, enter the dining area through a separate entrance, or consume their meals or milk at a different time.
Page 4 - Act) served free to children eligible for such lunches in schools within that State during such fiscal year by the special-assistance factor for free lunches prescribed by the Secretary for such fiscal year and the product obtained by multiplying the number of lunches served at a reduced price to children eligible for such reduced-price...
Page 37 - From the health point of view, it is desirable especially to have restriction of such use of sugar as is represented by the consumption of sweetened carbonated beverages and forms of candy which are of low nutritional value. The Council believes it would be in the interest of the public health for all practical means to be taken to limit the consumption of sugar in any form in which it fails to be combined with significant proportions of other foods of high nutritive value.

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