HB 2664

85(R) - 2017
House Human Services
House Human Services
Health & Human Services

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Negative
  • Negative
  • Neutral


Rick Miller

Bill Caption

Relating to nutrition and fitness standards for certain child-care facilities and training for employees at those facilities.

Fiscal Notes

From the LBB: No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated. 

Bill Analysis

This bill would require the executive commissioner of Health and Human Services to adopt minimum standards to apply to day-care centers, group day-care homes, and registered family homes, consistent with the nutritional and meal standards in the Child and Adult Care Food Program and the American Academy of Pediatrics standards for physical activity and screen time.

The bill would also require the executive commissioner to require the facilities to provide to parents/guardians of children enrolled at the facility information on sample healthy meals, food allergies, and choking hazards. Lastly, the bill would require the annual training of employees and directors of these facilities to include. child nutrition and age appropriate indoor and outdoor activities. 

Vote Recommendation Notes

This would be a violation of limited government and personal responsibility; it is not the role of government to regulate the nutrition of children or the amount of physical activity they have at daycare. It is the responsibility of a child's parents to make these decisions, and it is unnecessary for the government to step in and provide these rules for day care facilities and registered family homes. For this reason, we oppose this bill.