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Harkin Introduces the HeLP America Act

Legislation introduced on January 22, 2013, by U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, outlines critical public health and prevention initiatives to fight chronic disease; encourage healthier schools, communities and workplaces; and improve physical activity opportunities for individuals with disabilities. The Healthier Lifestyles and Prevention America (HeLP America) Act includes wellness provisions in a broad range of areas including expanded access to fresh fruits and vegetables for all low-income elementary schools, tax incentives for businesses that offer comprehensive workplace wellness programs to their employees, improved physical activity and athletic opportunities for individuals with disabilities, and greater oversight with regard to food and tobacco marketing.

For more detailed information read the full press release on Harkin's website.

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