Food Law & Policy

FLPC Director to Speak at Conference on Public School Food and Nutrition

  Join Emily Broad Leib, Director of the Food Law and Policy Clinic on June 10, 2015, 8:30am-5:00pm at Sever Hall, Harvard University for the first annual Healthy Food Fuels Hungry Minds: Serving Change in Public School Food. Join this first annual conference to understand the current state of childhood nutrition, the nuances of the federal law, the economic, logistical […]

CHLPI Welcomes Food Law and Policy 2015 Summer Interns

  We are excited to introduce our 2015 summer interns for the Food Law and Policy Clinic. They come from schools around the country and bring a diverse set of skills and past professional experiences. We are looking forward to having them join our team, meet our clients, and dig into our research and writing […]

5/13 Webinar: Sharing Schools in Massachusetts: Maximizing Use of School Buildings and Grounds for Community Health

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 Webinar: Sharing Schools in Massachusetts: Maximizing Use of School Buildings and Grounds for Community Health 2:00–3:00 p.m. ET | 1:00–2:00 p.m. CT | 12:00–1:00 p.m. MT | 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. P Join presenters from the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation at Harvard Law School, the Harvard School of Public Health, […]

FLPC Director Speaks on MSNBC About Food Waste

On Earth Day, April 22nd, FLPC’s director Emily Broad Leib joined author Jonathan Bloom  and Mike Curtin, CEO of DC Central Kitchen for a panel discussion on food waste following the television premiere of “Just Eat It: A Food Waste story.” The panel, hosted by MSNBC’s food policy correspondent chef Tom Colicchio, discussed the issues raised by the documentary about […]

In Gatlinburg, TN, Students Present on Policies to Promote Healthier Food Environments and Combat Diabetes

By: Colin Ross ( JD ’16) Science class was always a struggle for me in school. So I felt nervous as a speaker when I looked at my program and saw that I would be preceded by an official from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Thanks to Hollywood movies, most of us […]

Summer Meals in North Carolina: Clinical Student Op-Ed Published

Summer is an exciting time for many children. For food insecure households, families face the prospect of providing more food when school is out, further constraining already-tight budgets. Food Law and Policy clinical student Tommy Tobin (HLS, JD ’16) recently authored an op-ed about summer meal programs in North Carolina. When school is in session, the […]

FLPC Publishes Report on Local Food Procurement by Massachusetts State Agencies

The Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) is pleased to release a report examining local food procurement efforts by Massachusetts state agencies in light of Massachusetts’ local food preference law. The report, Increasing Local Food Procurement by Massachusetts State Agencies, can be downloaded here; the executive summary can be downloaded here. In recent years, […]

The 12-Day Countdown for Milk in Montana

By: Emily K. Deddens (JD ’15) Last weekend, I joined a group from the Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) and travelled to Montana to track down some expired milk. The team, made up of Emily Broad Leib (FLPC director), Rebecca Richman Cohen (Emmy nominated film maker and HLS grad) and myself (a current FLPC student), […]

FLPC and Navajo Partners Speak Out about Improving the Navajo Nation Food Environment

On April 9th, Ona Balkus of the Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) joined Sonlatsa Jim-Martin of the Community Outreach and Patient Empowerment (COPE) Project on Eating Matters, a radio show dedicated to talking about the food policy issues that shape our everyday experiences of growing, buying, cooking and eating food. They spoke with host Kim Kessler and assistant producer […]

Deans’ Food System Challenge winners will be announced April 29th!

We are pleased to invite you to this year’s Deans’ Challenges Demo Day on April 29th from 5:30-7:30 PM at the Harvard Innovation Lab! Join us for refreshments and hear the 20 finalist teams from four Deans’ Challenges showcase their exciting ventures to the Harvard/Cambridge/Boston community. The sponsoring Deans of each Challenge will announce the winners and runners-up […]