2020 U.S. Sugar Reduction Conference

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Due to COVID-19, this event has been postponed until further notice.

The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) plans to convene some of the nation’s leading policy experts, researchers, and advocates on Harvard Law School’s campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts to discuss the future of healthy food consumption and sugar reduction strategies.

This conference will provide an opportunity to highlight the ongoing efforts of champions who are working to advance public health and health equity in communities across the United States. Attendees will hear from experts, share best practices and lessons learned, and participate in interactive discussions to enhance the development and application of innovative sugar-reduction policies. The event will also help to contextualize local sugar-reduction efforts within a larger food-system movement, one which seeks to promote healthier, more inclusive, and more sustainable relationships with food. 

Since 2018, FLPC has been providing technical assistance to government and grassroots organizations working to implement policies directed at reducing sugar consumption in states and localities around the United States. All of our technical assistance recipients and applicants are invited to attend the conference. Technical assistance recipients are further invited to join for a second day of the convening to share best practices and engage in peer learning and future planning with fellow recipients. FLPC invites government, grassroots organizations, and researchers to apply to join us at the 2020 conference.


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The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) serves partner organizations and communities by providing guidance on cutting-edge food system issues, while engaging law students in the practice of food law and policy. Specifically, FLPC focuses on increasing access to healthy foods, supporting sustainable production and regional food systems, and reducing waste of healthy, wholesome food.

The 2020 U.S. Sugar Reduction Conference is made possible through the generous support of Arnold Ventures.