Urgent: Letters of Support Needed for Healthy Food Procurement (AB 727)

Alert Source: 
CPEHN (California Pan-Ethnic Health Network)
Date: 
Jun 13 2011 - 4:20pm

Action Alert

AB 727, which would increase access to healthy foods, has passed the Assembly and is now in the Senate. We need your help! Let the Senate know you support healthier food options and sustainable purchasing that invests in local economies and is better for the environment.

Letters must be received by June 20th.

Download and send in a letter of support today!

AB 727 (Mitchell): Healthy Food Procurement

AB 727 would require that foods sold in vending machines, concessions, and cafeterias in state buildings meet minimum nutritional and sustainability standards. When fully implemented, this would result in lower health care costs for the state, while increasing investment in California’s agricultural economy and promoting local farming systems that minimize harm to the environment.

Tell us how you took action, email Cary Sanders at csanders@cpehn.org.