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Unit One Article 4 - Healthy Food Initiative Targets...

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The Healthy Food Financing Initiative promotes healthy food choices across America. Most companies have specific rules regarding text messaging whife driving, study shows. Healthy Food Initiative Targets Underserved Communities T he I iealthy Fi>od Financing liiitJatixe, backed by the U.S. Treasury, Agriculture, and Health and Human Services (DHHS) departments, aims to pro- ,^,^^^^ '1'*^^^*^ healthy food choices, ft^^^ '^¡x'cifically, the program will ¡'lovide and develop grocery • lores and other food retailers that l.ick healthy food options with nutritious choices. The initiative is in conjunction v\ ith the "Let's Move!" cam- paign, which is First Lady Michelle Obama's effort to reduce childhood obesity. According to DHHS, under- served areas that do not offer healthy food choices are known as food deserts, wliich are often found in economical- ly distressed areas that lack fivsh produce vendors but have plenty of fast food restaurants and convenience stores. The initiative's goal is to eliminate U.S. fotKi deserts within 7 years. The initiative will not only expand healthy food options, but it will also create jobs in communities, as it includes plans to create new grocery business-
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This note was uploaded on 09/05/2011 for the course ENGLISH 102 taught by Professor Bailey during the Spring '11 term at Boise State.

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