The American Heart Association has been advocating for legislation that would increase access to healthy food for all Michiganders.
In Michigan, 1.8 million residents—300,000 of whom are children—live in communities with limited or no access to fresh fruits, vegetables and proteins. We know that when healthy food is readily available, children and adults develop better eating habits and better overall health, including a decreased risk of obesity.
Dave Hodgkins, Government Relations Director for the American Heart Association notes that "House Bill 4207, sponsored by State Rep. Andy Schor, D-Lansing, would help expand access to fresh fruits and vegetables across Michigan for the people that need it most." Click here to read this great article from the Lansing State Journal.