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Department of Agriculture

Surtax corn used for junk food and subsidize Fruits & Vegetables

Most junk food is made from corn byproducts. Most junk food is also cheaper to purchase than healthier food options (like fruits and vegetables). This is not a coincidence. Corn is cheap because it is subsidized by the government. Thus, the government is indirectly lowering the price of junk food at the supermarket by subsidizing corn.

The corn subsidy to farmers should not be reduced or eliminated. Instead, surtax equal... more »

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Department of Energy

Reduce Federal Health Care Costs by Not Serving Unhealthy Food

USG contributions to employee health insurance costs are massive and could be reduced by having a healthier workforce. A healthier workforce would mean lower premiums and USG contributions. One available means by which the federal government could easily promote health it its workforce and thereby reduce health expenditures--without changing health benefits--is to only sell healthy food at federal buildings (cafeterias,... more »

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Health makeover for federal employees

Create incentives for employee's to exercise regularly and set health guidelines based on current nutrition recommendations for cafeterias for all federal buildings. We have to lead by example in fitness and nutrition for the rest of the nation and employees will be more productive, satisfied, healthy, energetic and take less sick time.

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Department of Homeland Security

Healthier Federal Employees, More Government Savings

DHS HQ is located in a suburban area of Washington, DC, where one has to walk over a mile if they plan on eating lunch off campus. There is one cafeteria on campus which serves almost exlcusively hamburgers, pizza, philly cheesesteaks, chicken tenders, soda...you get the point. If there was as strong a movement to put healthy foods in our government cafeterias as there is to put healthy foods in our schools, the health... more »

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