Food Law & Policy

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 […]

Huffington Post: Nine Ways to a Food Waste-Free Thanksgiving

Huffington Post November 25, 2014 Nine Ways to a Food Waste-Free Thanksgiving Excerpt: Encourage policy makers to create and foster a food system that serves consumer health and the environment. Improving labeling policies and practices can decrease confusion for consumers, leading to a reduction in food waste. A recent report by Emily Broad Leib, Director […]

Mississippi Delta Fellow Description and Application Materials

Applications for the 2014 Delta Fellowship will be accepted through February 6, 2015. This fellowship is a two-year commitment. Delta Directions: Who are we? The Delta Directions Consortium is an interdisciplinary group of individuals from academic institutions and foundations working towards change in the Mississippi Delta. Delta Directions believes that potential for progress and change in […]

CHLPI Summer Internship Program 2015, Now Accepting Applications

The Harvard Law School Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation (CHLPI) is seeking summer interns for its 2015 summer clinic semester in its Health Law and Policy Clinic and its Food Law and Policy Clinic. We are accepting applications on a rolling basis and will review applications starting in January 2015. For questions about the summer […]

Deans’ Food System Challenge Successfully Kicked-off!

by Amanda Phillips (JD ’15) Last week a group of Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic and Food Law Seminar students crossed the river to join over 200 students and guests at the Harvard Business School for the launch of the Deans’ Food System Challenge. The Challenge, sponsored by Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow and T.H. Chan School of Public Health Dean Julio Frenk […]

Recent Event: Deans’ Food System Challenge Kickoff

  October 27 Deans’ Food System Challenge Kickoff Join HLS Dean Martha Minow and keynote speaker Ayr Muir, founder and CEO of Clover Food Lab, in officially kicking off the 2015 Deans’ Food System Challenge. The Challenge invites creative and entrepreneurial students to develop innovative ideas to improve the health, social, and environmental outcomes of […]

On the Ground: Farm to School in Grundy County, Tennessee

by Kristen Gurley (JD ’15) and Amanda Phillips (JD ’15) Grundy County, Tennessee, has nearly 14,000 residents, 360 square miles of land, seven public schools . . . and only two grocery stores. On our recent trip to the county for the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic, we asked how the former could possibly […]

Recent Event: Film Screening and Panel Discussion: Fed Up

Fed Up Wednesday, October 22, 2014 4:30pm  6:30pm Ames Courtroom, Austin Hall DOCUMENTARY SYNOPSIS: Everything we’ve been told about food and exercise for the past 30 years is dead wrong. Fed Up is the film the food industry doesn’t want you to see. From Katie Couric, Laurie David (Oscar winning producer of An Inconvenient Truth) and director Stephanie Soechtig, Fed […]