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This ordinance mandates minimum blends of biodiesel and ethanol in petroleum-based fuels sold in Portland and requires city-owned vehicles to maximize use of renewable fuels.
Poverty is a barrier to health, as wealthy people live longer. The reasons are that poverty causes stress, low-income communities are less safe, poor people are more likely exposed to pollution, transportation is inconvenient, and poor access health care. Segregation and racism can also cause health divid, with egreagated neigborhoods less safe, and racism causing stress. The suggested path to improve Ohioans healh is to break poverty, promote income security, and invest in high povery area.
This ordinance states that every contract entered into by the County for the provision of reproductive health services shall require the provider to provide all County clients with comprehensive, non-directive reproductive health care information, including but not limited to family planning, birth control, pregnancy, and post-partum. In addition, any provider with a contract for services with the County shall only refer County clients seeking information regarding reproductive health services to a County provider that provides comprehensive, non-directive reproductive health care information.
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.
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
The state's funding support for education, roads, and water infrustructure has been decreasing. Disinvestment leads to community deterioration impacting the quality of education and local infrustructure. This report recommends policy solutions for counter acting these trends.
Lead poisoning interferes with children's bones, brains, and nervous system. People in poverty and of color have greater risks. Children can be protected by monitoring their education, nutrition, and health services closely.
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.