Asheville City Council and mayoral candidates fielded questions about everything from childhood hunger to city-county food policy partnerships at a recent food-focused forum at Lenoir-Rhyne University.
“Proper oral health for all shouldn’t be seen as something only in a perfect world. We should fight for it, for our neighbors, our elderly, our youth, for everyone who thinks one’s health is important.”
“In a state where childhood obesity rates are over 15 percent, we should not encourage an increase by naming a hospital after an unhealthy food.”
“Water fluoridation is an inexpensive means of improving oral health that benefits all residents of a community, young and old, rich and poor alike.”