Impacting the Food Environment through Procurement Policy Change

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

This webinar addresses how procurement policy change is being implemented across the country through government policy and in private and public organizations.  The webinar discusses the importance of procurement policies in creating a healthier work environment, how to successfully implement healthy procurement policies, and how to navigate different legal and policy issues that can arise with the implementation of healthy procurement policies. Sponsored by The American Heart Association and the Public Health Law Center.

Speakers address:

  • Impact of nutrition policy change in promoting healthier eating
  • National perspective on healthy procurement and vending policies and guidelines
  • Overcoming legal obstacles to improving food and beverage environments including the Randolph Sheppard Act, menu labeling and preemption, and First Amendment issues
  • Working with bids and contracts to promote healthy food and beverage environments
  • Translating policy change into implementation

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Webinar Slides [PDF]


  • Debbie Hornor, Community Obesity Policy Manager, American Heart Association
  • Lara Jaskiewicz, Program Manager, Suburban Cook County CPPW, Public Health Institute of Metropolitan Chicago 
  • Natasha Frost, Staff Attorney, Public Health Law Center
  • Anne Thorndike, Associate Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Laurie Whitsel, National Policy Research Director, American Heart Association