Lecture 19 - The Law and Opportunities to Improve Nutrition and Health (Guest Lecture by Stephen Teret)

author: Stephen Teret, Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins University
recorded by: Yale University
published: Sept. 27, 2010,   recorded: November 2008,   views: 3004
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Professor Stephen Teret discusses how public health strategies and policies can address obesity-related issues. Specifically, he explains how gun violence prevention and motor vehicle related injury prevention can inform multi-level interventions for childhood obesity. In addition, Professor Teret also draws from his own experiences in public health and litigation, and offers advice on what to consider when selecting policies to protect the well-being of populations.

Reading assignment:

Mello, Michelle M., David M. Studdert and Troyen A. Brennan. "Obesity - the New Frontier of Public Health Law." New England Journal of Medicine, 354 (2006), pp. 2601-2610

Pomeranz, Jennifer L. and Kelly D. Brownell. "Legal and Public Health Considerations Affecting the Success, Reach, and Impact of Menu Labelling Laws." American Journal of Public Health, 98 (2008), pp. 1578-1583

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