CHLPI Blog

FLPC Releases Report Identifying Opportunities to Reduce Food Waste Through the Next Child Nutrition Reauthorization (CNR) Legislation

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The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC), in partnership with ReFED and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), released a report today identifying policy recommendations to decrease food waste through the next Child Nutrition Reauthorization (CNR) bill. […]

From Cottage Foods to Home Cooks: Recent Legislative Trends for Kitchen Micropreneurs

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By: Brianna Johnson-King and Vrushab Gowda, FLPC students Selling homemade food – from baked goods to complete meals – provides an opportunity for millions of people in America to support their families and share their culture with others. Currently, forty-nine […]

Webinar Review: “The Impact of Date Labels on Food Waste, Food Recovery and Donation”

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This post was written by Kerensa Gimre with support from Regina Paparo and Ata Nalbantoglu, FLPC clinical students. Highlights Date labels should utilize that dual date label scheme that clearly distinguishes between quality-based and safety-based labels Consumer and business education […]

The American Rescue Plan: What it Does for Agriculture and Nutrition

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Written by Minnie Che, FLPC research assistant A $1.9 trillion stimulus package, called the American Rescue Plan, has been passed by Congress and signed into law by President Biden. Even before passage of this legislation, there were many changes afoot […]

Webinar Review: “Exploring the Role of Liability Protection in Facilitating Increased Food Donation”

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This post was written by Regina Paparo with support from Ata Nalbantoglu and Kerensa Gimre, FLPC clinical students. Highlights Providing comprehensive liability protection to food donors and food recovery organizations has the potential to support greater food donation Raising awareness […]

Health Equity Journal Highlights Pathways for More Effective Outreach and Engagement in Comprehensive Cancer Centers

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Health Equity recently published two journal articles co-authored by the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation’s Sarah Downer, highlighting key findings and recommendations on community outreach and engagement efforts of the National Cancer Institute’s Comprehensive Cancer Centers. The titles […]

Webinar Review: “Exploring Global Policy Solutions to Increase Food Donation and Support Food Recovery During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond”

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This post was written by FLPC Research Assistant, Regan Plekenpol. The Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC), in partnership with The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN), hosted the first-ever virtual convening to discuss policy strategies for strengthening food […]

USDA’s New Guideline for Donating Meat and Poultry: A Positive Step Towards Reducing Food Waste

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Written by, Nicholas Hanel and Ata Nalbantoglu, FLPC clinical students In a recent push to promote the donation of food to prevent safe, edible food from going to waste, in December 2020 the USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) published […]

FLPC Partner the Delta Directions Consortium Releases Summary of Collaborative Pathways

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Since its founding, the Food Law & Policy Clinic has been a member of the Delta Directions Consortium (DDC), an interdisciplinary network of individuals, academic institutions, non-profit organizations, and foundations that work together to create positive social change in the […]

FLPC Releases An Evaluation of the Farmers to Families Food Box Program

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In April 2020, the USDA announced it would use funds and authority under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) as well as other existing USDA funding to launch a […]