WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

New D.C. Bill Aims To Improve Food Options In Low-Income Areas

Play associated audio

Councilmembers Mary Cheh, David Catania, Kwame Brown and Tommy Wells have joined forces to introduce the FEED D.C. Act. The bill proposes the creation of a public-private partnership to attract grocery stores to low income areas and improve the food choices available in existing stores.

Cheh says the limited access to full service grocers impacts the health and well being of hungry families. According to the D.C. Health Department, 55 percent of District residents are overweight or obese.

Cheh says the crisis of overweight and obesity demands action.

The FEED D.C. Act is modeled after successful programs in Pennsylvania and New York City.

D.C. Hunger Solutions supports the bill and says it will make a huge difference for low income households and the city overall.


WATCH: Obama Reads 'Mean Tweets' — Including One From Trump

President Obama returned to ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live on Monday. He took 140-character admonishments for his dancing, his alleged condiment preferences and someone else's poor choice of conditioner.

How Lipton Built An Empire By Selling 'Farm To Table' Tea

Lipton is just about synonymous with industrial Big Tea these days. So you might be surprised to learn that once upon a time, Lipton was known for selling tea direct from its own gardens.
WAMU 88.5

Do Hyper-Local Term Limits Work?

Montgomery County residents are voting this fall on term limits for their local council representatives. Are they picking up on lessons learned from Prince George's County?


The AT&T-Time Warner Merger: What Are The Pros And Cons For Consumers?

AT&T positions itself as the future competitor to cable, promising an era of experimentation and innovation. But consumer advocates raise a raft of concerns. Regulators will weigh both sides.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.