by Ruby de Luna, KUOW
Cities may not be in the business of selling food, but they can determine what gets sold on public property — which includes schools, community centers, senior centers, and parks.
Seattle is one of nine cities getting praise for implementing policies to help fight obesity.
The city got a gold medal from CityHealth for offering healthy food options in public spaces. Since 2017, the non-profit has been assessing whether local policies improve people's health.