Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Healthy Food in CA State Buildings
The California Pan-Ethnic Health Network has sponsored a bill that will make California put their food where their mouths are. AB727 is a bill that will require all California state buildings to sell food that meets minimum nutritional requirements and sustainable purchasing practices. We're not talking high-end organic foods necessarily but foods that are not full of chemicals and additives that can lead to obesity, diabetes or other health problems. This is really important to have our state leadership model healthy behaviors in order for other people to adopt them. If someone could get foods loaded with MSG and trans-fats at the state capitol, why would they think to buy anything else in their neighborhoods?