Mitchell, Holly

Better Foods Coming to a State Agency Near You

By Assemblymember Holly Mitchell

As part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Initiative, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently unveiled new healthy food service guidelines. The Health and Sustainability Guidelines for Federal Concessions and Vending Operations promotes a healthier workforce by making healthy food options more accessible and affordable.

California can be quick to capitalize on this exciting opportunity, with legislation to help lead the effort in creating healthier environments by adopting a similar food procurement strategy for the state’s cafeterias, office buildings, and vending machines.