Comprehensive obesity legislation introduced by Rep. Ron Kind found broad support from the food industry in May.

The Washington, D.C.-based Grocery Manufacturers Association was one among several food groups who praised the Wisconsin Democrat’s Healthy Choices Act in a news release.

Co-sponsors for the legislation are Reps. Mary Bono-Mack, R-Calif.; Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore.; and Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio.

The bill’s advocates say the legislation seeks to align the government’s nutrition guidelines and make healthy foods affordable, provide more opportunities for physical activity, increase availability of nutrition information and to boost fitness assessment tools.

The bill would require doctors to measure the body mass index of school age children and record the number in the child’s vaccination records.

The legislation supports targeted nutrition education funding for parts of the country especially affected by obesity.

The bill also aims to improve the nutrition of food offered through the Child and Adult Care Food Program by requiring foods eligible for reimbursement to meet dietary guidelines.

The bill would also increase federal support for farm to school partnerships between local farmers and school districts.