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Health and Safety Code - HSC

DIVISION 103. DISEASE PREVENTION AND HEALTH PROMOTION [104100 - 106036]

  ( Division 103 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 5. )

PART 3. RISK REDUCTION [104350 - 104895]

  ( Part 3 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 5. )

CHAPTER 2. Nutrition [104575 - 104664]

  ( Chapter 2 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 5. )

ARTICLE 2. “5 A Day—For Better Health” Program [104650 - 104655]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 5. )

104650.
  

(a)  The department shall establish and implement, to the extent funds are available pursuant to subdivision (d) which are other than state general funds, a “5 A Day—For Better Health” program for the purpose of promoting public awareness of the need to increase the consumption of fruits and vegetables as part of a low-fat, high-fiber diet in order to improve health and prevent major chronic diseases, including diet-related cancers.

(b)  The department may promote the “5 A Day—For Better Health” program to the public through channels, including, but not limited to, print and electronic media, retail, grocers, schools, and other government programs. For purposes of this article, “public” includes, but is not limited to, the general adult population, adults with lower educational attainment, schoolage children and youth, and high-risk groups determined by the department.

(c)  The department may, at its sole discretion, contract with qualified organizations for general or specialized services to implement this article, including personnel, marketing, public relations, research, evaluation, and administration.

(d)  The department is encouraged to investigate all available funding sources, public and private, for the purposes of this article, including application for public and private grants.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 5. Effective January 1, 1996.)

104655.
  

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, nothing shall operate to prohibit contributions to the program created pursuant to this article by organizations and commissions subject to Division 22 (commencing with Section 64001) of the Food and Agricultural Code.

(Added by Stats. 1995, Ch. 415, Sec. 5. Effective January 1, 1996.)

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