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Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 03/ 2/2011
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Cheh to city workers: No more sweets for you

By Aaron Morrissey

Ward 3 D.C. Council member Mary Cheh thinks that D.C. government employees (and the city's finances) could stand to benefit from a healthier working environment -- so yesterday morning, Cheh introduced legislation which would change what goes into nearly 4,000 government vending machines across the city, as well as authorize healthy food vendors to set up shop on District property, like the Wilson Building.

"A well-structured workplace-wellness program can reduce health costs, improve morale and productivity, and improve employee recruitment and retention," said Cheh in an e-mailed statement on the bill.

[Continue reading Aaron Morrissey's post at DCist.com.]

Aaron Morrissey blogs at DCist. The Local Blog Network is a group of bloggers from around the D.C. region who have agreed to make regular contributions to All Opinions Are Local.

By Aaron Morrissey  | March 2, 2011; 11:29 AM ET
Categories:  D.C., D.C. politics, HotTopic, Local blog network, public health  
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She's back with these stupid distractions again. I want to hear more about the pay reduction for the council and their budgets.

Posted by: tazz2 | March 6, 2011 9:00 PM | Report abuse

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