HB 482: Testimony to the House Committee on Agriculture & Livestock

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Celia Cole /(512) 320-0222 x110

March 10, 2009

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HB 482 creates a pilot program to test one innovative approach to improve access to fresh produce in currently underserved communities. By providing small retailers in low-income neighborhoods with the assistance to stock fresh produce, and establishing a senior farmer’s market nutrition program, HB 482 has the potential to increase healthy eating, lower the incidence of diet-related diseases, support local growers, and inform future state and federal nutrition policies.