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  1. Assessing Information on Public Health Law Best Practices for Obesity Prevention and Control.Peter D. Jacobson, Susan C. Kim & Susan R. Tortolero - 2009 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 37 (s1):55-61.
    In 2008, Representative John Read of Mississippi recently co-sponsored state legislation that would ban restaurants from serving obese customers. He later admitted that the bill was a publicity stunt,meant to “shed a little light on the number one problem in Mississippi.” Although controversial, Read’s bill exemplifies both the current perception of obesity as a national public health problem and the general sentiment underlying the types of interventions that are being considered to address this issue. The proposed legislation also demonstrates how (...)
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  • Assessing Information on Public Health Law Best Practices for Obesity Prevention and Control.Peter D. Jacobson, Susan C. Kim & Susan R. Tortolero - 2009 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 37 (s1):55-61.
    In 2008, Representative John Read of Mississippi recently co-sponsored state legislation that would ban restaurants from serving obese customers. He later admitted that the bill was a publicity stunt,meant to “shed a little light on the number one problem in Mississippi.” Although controversial, Read’s bill exemplifies both the current perception of obesity as a national public health problem and the general sentiment underlying the types of interventions that are being considered to address this issue. The proposed legislation also demonstrates how (...)
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  • Improving Information on Public Health Law Best Practices for Obesity Prevention and Control.Susan R. Tortolero, Karyn Popham & Peter D. Jacobson - 2009 - Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 37 (s1):99-109.
    This paper is the companion to “Assessment of Information on Public Health Law Best Practices for Obesity Prevention and Control,” and the fourth of four action papers produced as part of the National Summit on Legal Preparedness for Obesity Prevention and Control, convened June 2008 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the American Society for Law, Medicine Ethics. The four action papers present options to address gaps in the four core elements of (...)
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