What They’re Watching: Rep. Marcus Riccelli (D-3)
Rep. Marcus Riccelli (D-3) joined State of Reform to discuss his involvement with Gov. Jay Inslee’s Council for the Healthiest Next Generation Initiative. Rep. Riccelli has his eye on preventive care among the state’s youth in combating rates of obesity and diabetes. He explains that small changes in areas like public school dining could have appreciable impacts on public health.
“So really looking at moving, eating better, and affecting that next generation in a positive way so that we can get ahead of the curve that we’re facing in this obesity and diabetes epidemic.”
Rep. Riccelli is the Vice Chair of the Health & Wellness Committee and an adjunct instructor at Eastern Washington University (EWU) College of Health Science and Public Health.