2017 - 2018 LEGISLATURE
April 10, 2017 - Introduced by Representatives Petryk, Bernier, Billings,
Murphy, Novak, Ripp, Rohrkaste, Sinicki, Tauchen and Skowronski,
cosponsored by Senators Olsen, L. Taylor, Johnson, Lasee and Risser.
Referred to Committee on Education.
1An Act to amend
118.01 (2) (d) 2. b. and 118.33 (1) (a) 2. of the statutes; relating
2to: education about nutrition.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill requires the Department of Public Instruction to modify its nutrition
education standards to include knowledge of the nutritive value of foods and the role
of a nutritious diet in promoting health. Current law requires school boards to
provide an instructional program that follows DPI's education standards.
The bill also modifies the conditions prerequisite to a school board awarding a
high school diploma by requiring that a nutrition education component be
incorporated into the health education credit requirement. Under current law, a
school board may not award a high school diploma to a pupil unless the pupil has
completed, among other prerequisites, at least 0.5 credit of health education.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
118.01 (2) (d) 2. b. of the statutes is amended to read:
(d) 2. b. Knowledge of the true and comparative vitamin content of
5food and food and health values of dairy products and their importance for the human
6diet; and nutritive value of foods, as outlined in the Dietary Guidelines for
1Americans, a publication of the federal departments of health and human services
2and agriculture, and knowledge of the role of a nutritious diet in promoting health,
3preventing chronic disease, and maintaining a healthy weight.
118.33 (1) (a) 2. of the statutes is amended to read:
(a) 2. In grades 7 to 12, at least 0.5 credit of health education. To
6satisfy the requirement under this subdivision, a course must include a nutrition
7education component based upon the state's model academic standards for nutrition
8or other generally accepted standards of nutrition education.