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North American Food Strategy

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Originally published by Farm to Table Talk on October 17, 2020. The North American food system has succeeded in producing an abundance of commodities at relatively low cost, but it is failing in other ways that matter. Showing how law […]

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for change

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Originally by Erin Peterson and published by Harvard Law Today on October 20, 2020. Three series of talks led by Harvard Law faculty are helping provide clarity on the topics that have driven this difficult year. Here, series organizers share […]

54 million people in America face food insecurity during the pandemic. It could have dire consequences for their health.

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Originally written by Bridget Balch and posted on AAMC on October 15, 2020. Physicians, researchers, and food policy experts highlight the need for accessible, healthy food to combat poor health in vulnerable populations. When the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Revere […]

Housing and Food Law During Covid-19

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On September 23, Harvard Law School’s Colloquium series titled, COVID-19 and the Law: Law and Policy to Address Basic Needs and Marginalized Populations, hosted a discussion on Housing and Food Law, featuring Emily Broad Leib, Clinical Professor of Law and […]

CHLPI and Quinnipiac Legal Clinic Urge Federal Appeals Court to Hold Firm on ACA Civil Rights Protections for Transgender and Reproductive Health Care

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Today, the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School and the Quinnipiac University School of Law’s Legal Clinic filed an amicus brief on the need for state liability to uphold the Affordable Care Act’s civil rights […]

How COVID-19 Threatens The Safety Net For US Children

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Originally written by Jessica Bylander and published on Health Affairs on October 6, 2020. ABSTRACT School closures appear to slow the spread of the virus, but for many children the health ramifications are far broader. TOPICS CHILDREN’S HEALTH COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS […]

New Initiative to Mainstream Produce Rx Programs Promotes Access to Healthy Food for Lower-Income & At-Risk Groups

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Initial research outlines opportunities to increase access to healthy foods during hunger & Covid-19 crises. Today the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School (CHLPI) announced the launch of Mainstreaming Produce Prescription (Rx) Programs, a new […]

As COVID-19 Pandemic Highlights Critical Importance Of Nutrition, BP Adams Releases a Report With Harvard Law School’s Food Law And Policy Clinic About Opportunities To Advance Nutrition Education For Physicians and Health Professionals

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Today, Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Harvard Law School’s Food Law and Policy Clinic released a report outlining policy opportunities in New York to advance nutrition education for physicians and health professionals. In the United States, poor diet is the most significant risk factor […]

FLPC Releases Two Issue Briefs Proposing State and Local Policies to Increase Physicians’ Nutrition Education in Massachusetts and New York

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The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) released two issue briefs today identifying state and local policy approaches to increasing the nutrition competency of Massachusetts and New York-trained physicians. These issue briefs, Nutrition Education for Physicians and […]

Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic Identifies Policies to Improve Nutrition Education for Doctors in Massachusetts

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Today, Harvard Law School’s Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) released an issue brief outlining a menu of policy opportunities to systematically improve nutrition education for doctors and health professionals in Massachusetts. Food plays a key role in shaping health […]