New York Daily News City Council bill could create Office of Food Policy by Corinne Lestch
The City Council is hungry for more oversight on food-related issues.
Councilman Brad Lander (D-Brooklyn) and Councilman Ben Kallos (D-Manhattan) introduced a bill Wednesday to create a city Office of Food Policy.
They also want to form a 17-member Food Policy Council to advise Mayor de Blasio on rising obesity rates, overhauling the school-lunch system and bringing locally grown fare to the five boroughs.
Appointees would be named by the mayor, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Public Advocate Letitia James, the five borough presidents and the Council.