State Reps. Seneca Scott and Jabar Shumate will conduct an interim study this fall to determine how best to incentivize the rural and urban grocers that offer healthy, affordable, locally-grown produce and products.
Incentivizing healthy grocers helps the economy lowers health care costs and, most importantly, means Oklahomans won’t have to choose between convenience and health.
“Providing healthy food options is solid policy,” says Scott. “The only question, which is what we will be looking into, is how to encourage those options in the state.”
The proposed title of the legislation, which Scott hopes to carry in the next session, is the Oklahoma Healthy Corner Stores Initiative.