Legislation introduced to make Brooklyn, city bodegas stock healthier options

BROOKLYN - A New York congresswoman plans to introduce legislation to make Brooklyn and city bodegas stock healthier options.

Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez says her bill would increase access to fresh produce and healthy alternatives in low-income communities. The ?Bodegas as Catalysts for Healthy Living Act? would help bodegas and grocery markets to access resources that will enable them to expand their stock of healthier food alternatives. The legislation would also provide communities with access to educational programs about healthy lifestyles.

Velazquez believes the bill could help cut increased rates of obesity and related diseases such as diabetes, stroke and heart conditions.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

News 12 Brooklyn hit the streets to ask 1 Word on the Street: GPS devices
At least six people have been arrested and 2 Six arrested, 4 more sought in Coney Island gang assault video
3 VIDEO: Brooklyn Botanic Garden to host annual Sakura Matsuri Festival
News 12 Long Island has won the regional 4 News 12 Long Island wins regional Edward R. Murrow Award
Sea Cliff's Troy Ramey was voted off 'The 5 Elisa's Entertainment for 4/26

advertisement | advertise on News 12


Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.