South Carolina Rep. Leon Howard wrote in The State about how childhood obesity is impacting South Carolina, the progress being made, and the unique role that policymakers play in helping reverse the epidemic:

…As members of the Legislature, we are doing our best to protect the progress we’re making and to encourage continued innovation. Healthier food options can be brought to Columbia through gardening classes, food trucks that offer fresh fruits and vegetables and small business/entrepreneurial programs to train those interested in owning or operating a vegetable stand or food truck.

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