Food Law & Policy

Kellogg Foundation Awards Vermont Law School and FLPC Grant for National Food Policy Reform Project

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has awarded a grant of $261,965 to the  Center for Agriculture and Food Systems (CAFS) at Vermont Law School and Harvard Law School’s Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) to fund a project to inform national food policy reform, CAFS announced today. The goal of the project, titled “Blueprint for Integrated National Food […]

Food Policy in Our Hometown: Partnering with the Boston Food Policy Council

By: Caitlin Matthews (Summer Intern, Tufts M.A./M.S. ’17) As interns at the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC), we have many opportunities to connect with innovative leaders and participate in exciting events in the foods system in Boston and beyond.  Even so, presenting at the quarterly meeting of the Boston Food Policy Council is […]

FLPC to Host First Food Law Student Leadership Summit

The Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) is excited to host the first Food Law Student Leadership Summit, which will provide a forum for training, networking, and engagement among law students from across the country who are interested in food law and policy. We are now accepting applications from interested law students. The Summit […]

View the Webinar: Sharing Schools in Massachusetts: Maximizing Use of School Buildings and Grounds for Community Health

On Wednesday, May 13th, presenters from the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation, the Harvard School of Public Health, and the American Heart Association on presented a webinar on how Massachusetts’ schools are successfully sharing space with the community to get students and parents active and healthy during non-school hours. The webinar covered how to develop […]

Harvard Gazette: A dearth of nutrition in school lunches

“U.S. school cafeterias are starved for funds, lack facilities, and are staffed by workers who often know more about wielding ‘box cutters and can crushers’ than chefs’ knives, according to Ann Cooper, a onetime celebrity chef turned Colorado lunch lady and school food reformer. Cooper, speaking at a Harvard conference on food in public schools, […]

FLPC Launches Food Policy Toolkit for the Navajo Nation

By: Ona Balkus, FLPC Clinical Fellow, and Rosana Aragon-Plaza, L.L.M. ‘15 In May 2015, attorneys and students from the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) travelled to the Navajo Nation to launch Good Laws, Good Food: Putting Food Policy to Work in the Navajo Nation. This policy toolkit provides community food advocates and government […]

FLPC Director Named Assistant Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard Law School

Emily Broad Leib, Director of Harvard Law School’s Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC), has been named Assistant Clinical Professor of Law at HLS. Since founding FLPC in 2011, the clinic has received nationwide recognition for its research and contribution to the movement to improve food systems. “In a few short years, she has helped build the […]

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, […]