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Legislative findings in support of the Healthy Food Zone Model Ordinance
This model law creates a healthy food zone around schools by regulating the location of fast food restaurants and mobile food vendors so that children are presented with healthy food options.
Local governments can promote healthy eating and active living in their communities by supporting local farmers' markets. Local farmers' markets provide fresh produce to community residents, support small farmers, serve as community gathering places, and revitalize community centers and downtown areas.