CHLPI Blog

Support for the Zero Food Waste Act

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Each year, between 30-40% of all food in the United States is unsold or uneaten. Most becomes food waste, heading straight to landfill, incineration, down the drain, or left in the fields—all while millions face hunger and our ecosystems are […]

Strengthening WIC to improve health: A prescription for change

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Originally written by Kathryn Garfield, Emma Scott and Cissie Bonini and posted on The Hill on 6/23/21. We’ve all been told to eat more fruits and vegetables. But did you know that diets that are too low in produce are […]

Produce Prescriptions as a Novel Supplemental Benefit is Medicare Advantage

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The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation (CHLPI) released a new issue brief analyzing how Medicare Advantage plans can improve access to fruits and vegetables for Medicare beneficiaries. Produce prescriptions are a nutrition intervention that target food insecurity and improve […]

What’s on the Horizon for Federal Food Waste Reduction and Prevention Policy? Part 2

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Originally written by Arlene Karidis and posted on Waste 360 on June 4, 2021. Advocates for federal policy around food waste reduction and prevention have been working for years to move the needle in this space; meanwhile we get close […]

What’s on the Horizon for Federal Food Waste Reduction and Prevention Policy? Part 1

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Originally written by Arlene Karidis and posted on Waste 360 on June 3, 2021. Advocates for federal policy around food waste reduction and prevention have been working for years to move the needle in this space; meanwhile we get close […]

Brianna Johnson-King ’21 receives 2021 CLEA Outstanding Clinical Student Award

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Originally posted on HLS Clinical and Pro Bono Programs on May 26, 2021 Brianna Johnson-King ‘21, this year’s recipient of the 2021 CLEA Outstanding Clinical Student Award, is recognized for her accomplishments and commitment to advocacy through her clinical work […]

Don’t Trust the Antitrust Narrative on Farms

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Originally written by Nathan Rosenberg (visiting scholar at the Harvard Food Law & Policy Clinic) and Bryce Wilson Stucki. Originally posted on The Law and Political Economy (LPE) Project on May 10, 2021. This post is part of our symposium on […]

A brilliant second act

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Originally written by Rachel Reed and posted on Harvard Law Today on May 11, 2021 Zachary Weinstein ’21 starred in shows like Glee, Criminal Minds, and Will & Grace before attending Harvard Law School Zachary Weinstein ’21 didn’t always want […]

‘We have the common ground of all getting through this together’

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Originally written by Brett Milano and posted on Harvard Law Today on May 18, 2021 For Phebe Hong, health law is a passion that began in high school Health law has become especially timely in this year of COVID-19 vaccines […]

FLPC Submits Public Comments on Biden’s Executive Order to Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad

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The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) submitted two public comments responding to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) notice of request for public comment on climate-smart agriculture and forestry practices and systems. The USDA request was […]