New York Daily News City Council bill could create Office of Food Policy by Corinne Lestch

New York Daily News
New York Daily News
City Council bill could create Office of Food Policy
Corinne Lestch
05/15/2014

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.