latest news Harvard Food Law & Policy Clinic Has a Request for Proposals for Its "Approaches to Reducing Consumption of Sugar" Project

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In 2018, the Harvard Law School Food Law and Policy Clinic (FLPC), with support from Arnold Ventures, launched an initiative to identify locally-supported policies that will reduce sugar consumption and build capacity for policy change. Now in the project’s third and final year, FLPC is seeking proposals from partners who will build upon FLPC’s expertise in food access and nutrition policy to advance sugar reduction policies in their respective communities.

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic represents the most immediate public health concern, but diet-related chronic diseases remain among the most severe and costly threats to long-term health. Researchers have linked excess sugar consumption to obesity, diabetes and other diet-related chronic diseases. Reducing population-level consumption of sugar is one of the most promising strategies for addressing these issues.

FLPC is offering pro bono technical assistance (TA) to community organizations, food policy councils, and local, state and tribal government entities across the United States interested in implementing innovative sugar reduction policies.

This request for proposals (RFP) application will remain open until August 1, 2020. FLPC anticipates making two TA awards as a result of this RFP. TA grantees will be notified by August 20, 2020. Please contact flpc@law.harvard.edu with any questions.

For more information, read the RFP.