Obesity Prevention Questions Answered

Public health officials, attorneys, policy-makers and advocates have reached out to the Network with requests for legal assistance. Below are some of these requests and the responses given by Network attorneys. To protect privacy, names are not included in the examples. In addition, the Network will not share an example if a requestor asks for his or her request to be withheld.

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Pursuing a Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax

posted on Thu, May 16 2013 11:31 am by Western Region

The Network recently received a request from a state official for any relevant resources on implementing a sugar-sweetened beverage tax. The official hoped to gather information about what legislation other states have implemented to better inform the pursuit of such legislation in her state.

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Scientific Research on Hunger, Food Insecurity and Obesity

posted on Sun, Jul 1 2012 12:00 am by Northern Region

A public health official from the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) recently contacted the Network requesting general resources and scientific research on the relationship between hunger and food insecurity and obesity.

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Enforcement of Bans on Trans Fats

posted on Sun, May 1 2011 12:00 am by Mid-States Region

The Network responded to a request from a public health practitioner regarding the enforcement of a ban on trans fats in her community.

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Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act and Federal Funding

posted on Tue, Mar 1 2011 12:00 am by The Network

The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) recently contacted the Network regarding the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, which reauthorized the National School Lunch Act and the Child Nutrition Act.

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