AHA applauds Legislature for laying the groundwork to expand access to healthy foods

The following is a statement from the American Heart Association on the passage of the fiscal year 2017-2018 state budget:

“We applaud the Legislature for taking the first steps towards expanding access to fresh fruits and vegetables throughout Michigan and including an innovative program in the state budget that will allow small grocery stores to expand fresh food offerings,” said David Hodgkins, government relations director for the American Heart Association. “We look forward to working with the Department of Health and Human Services to ensure the success of this critical program, so every child in Michigan has access to fresh fruits and vegetables and the opportunity to grow up healthy and strong.”

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