Seattle wins award for offering healthier food options in schools and community centers

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.

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