2020 U.S. Sugar Reduction Conference

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On April 21st, the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC) will convene some of the nation’s leading policy experts, researchers, and advocates to discuss the future of healthy food consumption and sugar reduction strategies on Harvard Law School’s campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

This conference will provide an opportunity to highlight the ongoing efforts of champions who are working to advance greater health equity in communities across the United States. Attendees will hear from experts, share best practices and lessons learned, and participate in interactive workshops 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, 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 their communities. The technical assistance recipients and applicants are invited to attend the conference. Technical assistance recipients are further invited to join for a second day, on April 22, to share best practices among fellow recipients. In addition, FLPC invites other government and grassroots organizations 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 Laura and John Arnold Foundation.

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