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Thursday, May 4, 2017

HEALTHY FOOD FINANCING IN OKLAHOMA


The Oklahoma legislature recently approved the Healthy Food Financing Act, which will establish a fund called the Healthy Food Financing Initiative. The fund would help construct grocery stores, expand local farmers’ markets, and help corner store owners buy refrigerators if they want to offer fresh foods — anything that would help expand healthy choices in Oklahoma’s food deserts. The money would be available as loans or grants. Liz Waggoner, the Oklahoma government relations director for the American Heart Association, says there are several private businesses and nonprofits ready contribute to the fund. And there’s federal money available for the program, too, because of the former first lady’s Let’s Move campaign.  

Source: KGOU, 4/21/17, Healthy Food Financing