Food and Health: Food Law and Policy Perspectives


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Friday, October 30, 2015 – 2pm
Discover I, Room 140

The Harvard Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation has launched several research projects at the intersection of food and health. In 2010, the Center developed a law school clinic focused on food law & policy. A clinical student from South Carolina will outline the Center’s current projects regarding Food as Prevention and Food as Medicine. Particular emphasis will be given to the Center’s projects relating to (a) policies to address diabetes and (b) the role of food banks as partners in community health promotion.

Tommy Tobin is a student at the Harvard Law School and Harvard Kennedy School, and serves as a Teaching Fellow in the Harvard Economics Department. Tommy’s publications have appeared in academic journals and newspapers, including the San Francisco Chronicle and The State. He served as the lead author on a recent Feeding America report entitled Food Banks as Partners in Health Promotion.