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New Jersey Leads the Nation in Fighting Diabetes with Innovative Treatments

On July 21st New Jersey took a critical step forward in its fight against type 2 diabetes when Governor Chris Christie signed Assembly Bill 2993 into law. Under the new law, New Jersey’s Medicaid program will be able to provide […]

Senator Richard Blumenthal and Representative Chellie Pingree Introduce Comprehensive Legislation to Curb Food Waste

On Monday, July 31, Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Representative Chellie Pingree (D-ME) introduced the Food Recovery Act of 2017, a comprehensive bill aiming to reduce food waste in stores and restaurants, schools and institutions, on farms, and in American […]

New Jersey Is Cutting Food Waste to Help the Climate

Originally published by Climate Central on July 25, 2017. Written by Bobby Magill.   A new law in New Jersey aims to shrink the state’s climate footprint and feed the hungry by drastically reducing the amount of wasted food that ends up […]

‘Skinny repeal’ fails, next steps uncertain

Originally published on July 28, 2017 by healio.com. Written by Alaina Tedesco   Twenty hours of tense debate among the U.S. senators ended with the rejection of the “skinny repeal” bill—a major setback to President Donald J. Trump and the Republican Party’s […]

It’s Time For Congress To Join The Fight Against Food Waste

Originally published on huffingtonpost.com on July 26, 2017. Written by Emily Broad Leib, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law, Director of the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic, Deputy Director of the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation. […]

What ‘Sell By,’ ‘Best Before’ And ‘Use By’ Dates Really Mean

Emily Broad Leib, director of Harvard Law School’s Food Law and Policy Clinic, recently spoke with Forbes.com contributor Eustacia Huen about expiration labels and the confusion surrounding them. The full article, What ‘Sell By,’ ‘Best Before’ And ‘Use By’ Dates Really Mean, […]

Bringing Healing Meals to the Chronically Ill in California

Originally published by Bay Area Bites on June 21, 2017. Written by Jodi Helmer.   California nonprofits are advocating for a medically tailored meal pilot program for low-income residents. “Food is medicine” has become a common refrain. Now a coalition […]

‘Lives of our patients are at stake’ as concerns about Senate health care bill mount

Originally published by healio.com on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. Written by Robert Linnehan and Katrina Altersitz.   The cost savings that would be realized under the Senate’s proposed health care bill would have a dramatic negative effect on the quality of health […]

CA Governor Signs Food is Medicine Pilot into Law

Thousands of Californians who struggle with serious illness will soon find it easier to eat healthy meals that are just right for the nutrition challenges unique to their diseases. Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed California SB 97 into law, funding […]

CHLPI’s Associate Director Speaks to Healio.com on the Senate Health Care Bill

CHLPI’s Associate Director, Caitlin McCormick-Brault, was interviewed by healio.com for a June 22, 2017 story on the newly released Senate version of the health care bill meant to replace the Affordable Care Act. The article, Senate health care bill takes […]