The American Heart Association today applauded lawmakers in the Michigan House for overwhelmingly approving legislation Tuesday to expand access to fresh fruits and vegetables in underserved areas of the state. The bill passed 83-24, receiving strong bipartisan support, and will now be considered by the Michigan Senate.
The American Heart Association and the Michigan Healthy Food Access Campaign today unveiled a new, statewide program to expand access to fresh fruits and vegetables. The Michigan Corner Store Initiative was created as part of the state budget signed into law this month.
The following is a statement from the American Heart Association on the passage of the fiscal year 2017-2018 state budget:
The American Heart Association and the Michigan Healthy Food Access Campaign today released television ads highlighting the need to expand access to fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the state.
American Heart Association volunteers and healthy food advocates from across the state converged on Lansing today to talk to lawmakers about the importance of eating healthy and the need to expand healthy food access to urban and rural communities statewide.