Food Law & Policy

9/17 & 9/24 Events: Food Law & Policy Webinar and Coffee Shop Chat

WEBINAR: Wed, Sept 17th 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST Good Laws, Good Food: Putting Food Policy to Work for Our Communities Click here to Register This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 credit.TM As more and more people across the United States become aware of issues surrounding their food and the […]

Greensboro News & Record: Another reason to expand Medicaid in NC: Rising cost of treating diabetes

September 3, 2014 The following editorial appeared in the Greensboro News & Record: Diabetes is a costly epidemic in North Carolina, and it is rapidly expanding. That’s a disturbing finding headlining a report by Harvard University researchers released earlier this year. While North Carolina is fortunate to be the focus of a diabetes study by […]

FLPC Joins the UN Zero Hunger Challenge

The Food Law and Policy Clinic is thrilled to become a participant in the United Nations Zero Hunger Challenge: an initiative to eliminate hunger worldwide. The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon launched the Zero Hunger Challenge at the Rio+20 Sustainable Development Conference in June 2012, and over 50 organizations have signed on to participate in […]

Mississippi Lieutenant Governor Signs Resolution to Support Breastfeeding

Last week, new mothers and babies in Mississippi won an important victory. On August 7th, the Mississippi Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves signed into law a resolution introduced by Senator Kenneth Wayne Jones to support breastfeeding mothers in the state. Breastfeeding is an important tool in Mississippi’s fight for public health.  Scientific research has linked breastfeeding to […]

CHLPI Clinic Students Awarded Public Service Fellowships

Congratulations to the following former Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation clinic students who received 2014 Public Service Venture Fund fellowships to pursue diverse opportunities for 2014-2015. Stephanie Berger (J.D. ’14) has been awarded a fellowship to work with the Community Law Office of Jefferson County in Alabama, where she will represent indigent criminal […]

FLPC and Harvard Food Law Society Publish 2014 Food Law and Policy Career Guide

The Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic and the Harvard Food Law Society are pleased to announce the publication of the 2014 Food Law and Policy Career Guide. The area of food law and policy continues to grow rapidly, with more employment opportunities for lawyers being created each year. This third edition of the Food […]

What About Rural? Food Policy Advocacy in Appalachia

by Austin Bryniarski*, Summer Intern, Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic I remember when I first learned about food deserts some years ago. I was at an urban farm in Milwaukee, minutes away from the city’s largest housing project, perplexed by the simultaneous cacophony of chickens and car alarms. To me, food access mainly concerned […]

FLPC Publishes Guide to Urban Agriculture in Boston

The Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) is excited to announce the publication of its guide, Urban Agriculture in Boston: Permits and Approvals Needed to Start Your Less than One Acre Ground-Level Farm. The guide to establishing ground-level farms smaller than one acre is the first in a series of guides that spell out the […]

Recent Webinar: Fighting Type 2 Diabetes Through Policy Reform

WEDNESDAY, JULY 23rd 2:00 – 3:15pm (EST); 11:00-12:15pm (PST) Webinar: Fighting Type 2 Diabetes Through Policy Reform: New Jersey and North Carolina as Case Studies VIEW THE WEBINAR DOWNLOAD THE TRANSCRIPT and PRESENTATION SLIDES Comprehensive policy reform can help combat the Type 2 Diabetes epidemic through efforts directed at disease prevention and management. As part […]

CHLPI presents at Diabetes State Briefing in the Massachusetts State House

by Qing Qing Miao, 2014 Summer Intern, Health Law and Policy Clinic The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation’s work on PATHS – a project targeting diabetes-specific health advocacy – has caught the attention of Massachusetts’s legislators. Bringing a broad policy focus to the Together on Diabetes initiative funded by Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, PATHS […]