New bill would make healthy food easier to access

LANSING - If you live in an urban area, you know it can be challenging to find fresh, healthy food close to home.

But, new legislation under consideration at the Capitol would change that. House Bill 5180 would provide financial incentive to businesses to start stocking fresh fruits and vegetables in underserved communities.

In a news conference Friday, Oct. 21, representatives from the American Heart Association pushed for its passage. They say in the end, it will help people and save taxpayer dollars.

As it's written, organizations would have to apply to participate in the program. It would cost $6.5 million dollars annually.

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