Understanding the legal framework and government authority to prevent foodborne illness can support efforts to increase consumption of safe and healthy food. This resource identifies the system of laws created to prevent foodborne illness, the role of different government bodies that enforce these laws, and why these legal requirements exist.
Protecting the public from foodborne illness is a fundamental function of government. This resource identifies and discusses the system of laws created to prevent foodborne illness, the role of different government bodies that enforce these laws, and why these legal requirements exist.
In the United States, a person who is injured as a result of a foodborne illness may bring a civil cause of action against another by claiming that the other individual is legally liable for the harm caused by the foodborne illness. This fact sheet discusses civil liability for harm caused by foodborne illness.
Farm to Child Care strategies support good nutrition and active play in child care settings. The Public Health Law Center has developed a series of resources designed to help child care providers and other early childhood educators understand how Farm to Child Care strategies complement existing licensing, quality ratings, and best practices standards, and can be integrated into child care programs to support healthy child development.
Nutrition, Active Play & Screen Time Child Care Laws in Kansas
Child care providers are in a unique position to address the childhood obesity epidemic and tobacco-related health hazards. The Public Health Law Center has developed a series of resources designed to inform and support Kansas efforts to cultivate child care settings that promote healthy eating, positive exercise habits, and reduced screen time environments. This fact sheet outlines existing child care laws in Kansas dealing with these subjects.
A community food council examines how the local food system operates, and provides policy recommendations to improve that system. A food council is often made up of a diverse group of stakeholders for the purpose of improving the food environment within a particular community. The Public Health Law Center and its partners have developed a series of resources to support Food Policy Councils in Kansas.
Legal and Practical Considerations in the Operation of Federal School Nutrition Programs
This fact sheet provides an overview of key legal and practical considerations impacting the operation of federal school nutrition programs to support efforts obtain nutritious food for these programs.
Access to Healthy Food: Challenges and Opportunities
This document provides public health advocates, policymakers, and community organizers with an overview of key policy and legal strategies being pursued to reduce or prevent obesity by increasing access to healthy food.
Eliminating Barriers for Community Recreational Use of School Property: Policy Guidance on Liability & Shared Use (2012)
One key strategy for promoting increased physical activity is to open school property for recreational use by the community during non-school hours. Whether real or misplaced, liability can be a key perceived barrier. State laws relating to school liability are complex, and vary from one state to another. This document was created to outline key concepts to consider when assessing whether to clarify or change state liability protections and provides sample language to use as a staring place for state policy change.