Breaking News: Healthy Food Access in Louisiana

Voices for Healthy Kids

June 27, 2016
in Healthy Food Access

Louisiana passed a Healthy Food Retail Act seven years ago to help grocers and farmers’ markets expand into fresh food-needy areas, yet until now the state has never provided funding for the law. The Governor just signed the budget bill, including $1 million in funding to implement the Healthy Food Retail Act. This is a huge success for a cash-strapped state. Congratulations to all in Louisiana who have worked so hard for this and to Market Umbrella and their partner Together Louisiana for their leadership.

 

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