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Center for Law and the Public’s Health


The Center analyzes obesity and food policy issues, such as the use of zoning to prevent obesity, and legal concerns related to food labeling. Center faculty study policies that may thwart obesity prevention efforts, such as preemption of state or local laws. In addition, the Center has conceptualized innovate legal methods to prevent obesity and promote healthier food choices.

Browse the database of scholarly works by Center faculty regarding obesity.

Click here for information about the following project: Developing a Legal Review and Toolkit for Reviewing the Health Claims for Food Marketed to Children and Their Families

Click below to view the following Center reports:

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