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Committee talks making fresh food more accessible in “food deserts”


Danielle Patterson, government relations director for the American Heart Association, said the $5 million dollars a year for funding is a small investment in the process of making healthy food accessible.

“Those numbers can be leveraged against federal dollars, private dollars, grant dollars, as well as corporate and individuals donations,” Patterson said. “It’s a great way to sustain a program. With a small initial investment from the state they could create a sustainable fund.”  To read the rest of the article, click here.



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