Legislation Database - tracks policies related to obesity
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The legislation database tracks state and federal policies related to obesity and diet-related diseases in issue areas including access to healthy food, breastfeeding, farms and gardens, school nutrition and physical activity, food assistance programs, marketing/advertising to children, menu and package labeling, and food and beverage taxes.
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Last updated on February 15, 2018.
The Healthy Food Policy Project, launched November 14, 2017, identifies and elevates local laws that seek to promote access to healthy food, and also contribute to strong local economies, an improved environment, and health equity, with a focus on socially disadvantaged and marginalized groups. HFPP is a four-year collaboration of the Center for Agriculture and Food Systems (CAFS) at Vermont Law School, the Public Health Law Center (PHLC) at Mitchell Hamline School of Law, and the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at the University of Connecticut. The project is funded by the National Agricultural Library, Agricultural Research Service, and U.S. Department of Agriculture. Local laws promoting access to healthy food are available on HFPP's website.
*Please note: Breastfeeding bills are no longer tracked as of December 31, 2017.