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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program helps feed Ohioans and reduces poverty and improves health for children and adults. However, the House Agriculture Committee's partisan Farm Bill proposes several inefficient and harmful changes to SNAP and cut the funding of it. The report lists the reasons why SNAP is important to poor people and should not be eliminated.
The \'Healthier Choices, Healthier Kids\' ordinance promotes children\'s health by requiring all fast food restaurants within municipal boundaries to serve healthful sides and beverages as the default components of children\'s meals unless the customer affirmatively makes a different selection. The ordinance will support families seeking healthy choices for their children by ensuring that chain restaurants in the Municipality [name] provide children\'s meals that meet the Institute of Medicine\'s School Meal guidelines for child nutrition.
This ordinance makes it unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation to propagate, cultivate, raise, or grow genetically modified organisms in Mendocino County.
Creates a healthy food zone around schools by regulating the location of fast food restaurants and mobile food vendors.
Legislative findings in support of the Healthy Food Zone Model Ordinance
Millions of Michigan residents are in food insecure. Children, rural residents, people with disabilities, people of color, and seniors are most at risk. The report lists state policy and federal policy recommendations to solve the problems.
The state requires schools to use Direct certification to links school enrollment score with TAFDC and SNAP. This program helps protect students' health and provides an effective way to count low-income students. The report lists several problems of this system and possible solutions.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program keeps children adults and people with diabilities fed and healthy. Federal budget for SNAP was cut and work requirements were added, which hurts low-wage workers. Many people on SNAP work at large corporations. This report digs into how Trumps tax cuts for the wealthy, while reducing SNAP will hurt Ohioans.
Within cities, residents face stark disparities in their access to fresh, healthy produce, with low-income communities often the most affected by this limited access. Inequitable access to food perpetuates poor health outcomes among low-income populations and undermines efforts to improve public health and promote community. The increase in diet-related diseases such as diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease and some cancers have put us on a path to change modern history: many children born today will have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. In addition to nutritional and health impacts, the flow of food dollars out of the region represent a significant loss for local economies. Yet there are bright spots of innovation, where local policies promote and increase residents' access to healthy food. While there is no single solution to address this large and interconnected system of access to affordable, healthy food, there is a range policy strategies that can help develop local food capacities, enhance public health and improve urban economies.