Q. What are you doing this year to achieve your nutrition goals?

A. This year we gave $400 million for anti-obesity and anti-smoking programs to 50 communities (from large cities to rural areas) with the potential to touch more than one in six Americans. Some examples of programs we’ve funded: Seattle’s Healthy Foods Here brings fresh produce and other healthy options to corner stores and mini-marts in 20 low-income target neighborhoods, improving access for Seattle-King County area residents. The San Diego Unified School District, which feeds 145,000 students and staff, is adding more locally produced fruits and vegetables to breakfasts, lunches and snacks. San Antonio, Texas’s “¡Por Vida!” initiative helps residents make healthier choices in over 100 restaurant locations city-wide with easy-to-recognize menu labeling and logos.


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