Food Law & Policy

FLPC Hosts Workshop on Food Policy in Navajo Nation

By: Kristin Beharry (JD ’16) and Rosana Aragon Plaza (LLM ’15) Fundamental Navajo law includes the concept of ho’zho’, loosely translated to “balance.” In a workshop hosted by the Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) from February 9-11, Navajo Nation food advocates described how their current food system is out of balance, leading to environmental, […]

Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax Begins to Have a Positive Effect

by Kristie Gurley (JD ’15) It is widely acknowledged that consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) has a negative impact on public health—sodas and juices directly contribute to the obesity epidemic in America, and they can be especially harmful for children (those who drink at least one serving of SSBs per day have 55% increased odds […]

Food Law and Policy Clinic Speaks at 1st Annual Food Tank Summit

Emily Broad Leib, Director of the Food Law and Policy Clinic, joined other food advocates for the 1st Annual Food Tank Summit, hosted by Food Tank in partnership with George Washington University. The summit, spanning January 21 and 22, featured different speakers from the food and agriculture field, including researchers, farmers, chefs, policy makers, government […]

Food Law and Policy Clinic Awarded Grant from Harvard’s Inaugural Climate Change Solutions Fund

Emily Broad Leib, Director of the Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC), received one of seven grants awarded for research projects aimed at confronting the challenge of climate change and accelerating clean-energy solutions. The Climate Change Solutions Fund was created by Harvard University’s President Drew Faust to hasten the transition from carbon-based energy systems to […]

CHLPI Delivers Keynote at 7th Annual Hunger Action Summit

On January 30th, Robert Greenwald, clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation, was the keynote speaker at the 7th Annual Hunger Action Summit sponsored by the Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties and held at Santa Clara University. Robert’s presentation highlighted efforts to secure […]

Harvard Delta Clinical Fellow’s Work on Breastfeeding in MS Highlighted

Last week, the Jackson Free Press published a cover story, via the Hechinger Report, on Breastfeeding Rates in Mississippi. Despite the numerous health benefits, Mississippi has some of the lowest breastfeeding rates in the country. This is especially problematic because the benefits of breastfeeding address many of the health issues that plague Mississippi, such as high […]

Connecticut Post: Law Could Open Door for Home Cooking

Connecticut Post January 16, 2015 Law could open door for home cooking “This session, the Connecticut General Assembly will weigh a bill that would allow people to make food in their homes for commercial sale, dubbed “cottage food” production…’Allowing for cottage food operations is an easy way that states can support the development of small […]

FDA Final Rules for Calorie Labeling in Retail Food Establishments and Vending Machines

by Alicia Lee (JD ’16) On Dec. 1, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published two final rules implementing the nutrition labeling provisions of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) §4205. Both rules can now be found on the Federal Register: (1) for restaurants and retail food establishments (SRFEs) and (2) for […]

Food Recovery Leaders Send Sign-On Letter to U.S. Senators, Led by Food Law and Policy Clinic and Professor from University of Arkansas School of Law

As part of its on-going work to promote policies that reduce food waste, the Food Law and Policy Clinic partnered this fall with Professor Nicole Civita, Director of the Food Recovery Project at University of Arkansas School of Law, to analyze federal bill H.R. 4719, the “America Gives More Act.” This bill, among other provisions, […]

CHLPI and Food Law and Policy Clinic Highlighted in AALS Newsletter

The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation and the Food Law and Policy Clinic were highlighted in the Winter 2014 AALS (Association of American Law Schools) Clinical Section Newsletter. Here is the excerpt from the “Clinic Updates, Successes, and More” section of the Newsletter: The Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic is co-organizing the 2014-2015 […]