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Dems propose nutrition standards for food at state-funded facilities

June 17, 2021 – In the pursuit of healthy food in the bellies of more New Yorkers, Democratic lawmakers introduced legislation requiring the Cuomo administration to adopt a healthy food standard that would inform what food is prepared and sold at state entities and on state property. Jessi Silverman, a policy associate and the Mark & Sushma Palmer Public Health Advocacy Fellow at the Center for Science in the Public Interest, explains how the bill would work and what else can be done to promote better eating habits.

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