- Chronic diseases are significantly affecting the lives of residents in Prince George’s County and leading to large health care costs.
- More than 60 percent of deaths in the county are due to chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes.
Healthy Vending Act
What will this bill do? This bill will expand healthy drinks and snacks offered in county vending machines (CB-26). The bill received all nine votes from the full council. The bill ensures that at least 50 percent of items in machines will meet American Heart Association-recommended nutrition standards for sugar, salt, fat and other measures, and that every drink machine will offer bottled water. Why is this bill necessary?