CHE Announces Support of LB447

The Board of Trustees of the Community Health Endowment of Lincoln (CHE) is pleased to offer its support to Legislative Bill (LB) 447 – the Nebraska Healthy Kids Act. Introduced by Senator Bill Avery, and co-sponsored by Senator Kathy Campbell, LB447 removes soda and energy drinks from the definition of food in Nebraska, thus removing their tax-exempt status. Future tax revenues from soda and energy drinks would fund local efforts to prevent and reverse childhood obesity and provide for intervention programs for youth who are at risk for ending up in foster care, juvenile justice system, or have substance abuse issues. According to Lori Seibel, President/CEO of CHE, “LB447 is also very much in line with our mission to create a healthier community.”

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