Case Study & Legisilation by State

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Unformatted text preview: Case Study & Legislation by State Edward Armstrong Table of Contents 1 Case Study & Legislation by State Edward Armstrong National Scale NRA The National Restaurant Association is working closely with its state restaurant association partners to assist in introducing legislation around the country that will limit the civil liability of any manufacturer, distributor, seller, or retailer of food or nonalcoholic beverages in cases in which liability is based on an individual's weighsssss t gain, obesity, or obesity-related health condition that results from that individual's long- term consumption of a food or beverage. KFC, McDonalds sued for partial dehydrogenated oil. Starbucks started bringing down calorie count down in drink in response to calorie posting WIC On the federal level, Congress appropriates funding for the program and USDA is responsible for regulatory oversight of 88 state, tribal, and territorial WIC agencies. State WIC agencies are charged with implementing these federal regulations and deciding which food items meet program requirements, how to structure the delivery system for food assistance, and how WIC services should be organized within the state. Program enrollment and nutritional education are usually provided on the municipal level by approximately 2,000 local WIC agencies, in most cases city or county health departments. In Connecticut, authorization of WIC vendors is the sole responsibility of the state WIC program. 3 In several cases, the absence of a single jar of peanut butter or infant formula below the minimum stocking requirements has been viewed as sufficient reason to expel stores from the program. 4 Many new owners whose stores were allowed to participate in WIC under previous management have been told by the state that they are too close to other vendors already in the program. 5 Among the census tracts that lost WIC authorized stores, a greater percentage of children under five live below the poverty line (33.7%) than the city as a whole (30.6%). 2 Case Study & Legislation by State Edward Armstrong Farmer Markets Some $10 million in grants are being made available by the U.S. Department of Agriculture . The deadline for applying is July 1 1 Farmers Market Promotion Program Approximately $5 million is allocated for FMPP for Fiscal Year 2010 and $10 million for Fiscal Years 2011 and 2012. The maximum amount awarded for any one proposal cannot exceed $100,000. Entities eligible to apply include agricultural cooperatives, producer networks, producer associations, local governments, nonprofit corporations, public benefit corporations, economic development corporations, regional farmers market authorities and Tribal governments. 2 1 1 http://www.wqad.com/news/sns-ap-il--simon-foodgrants,0,6969928.story 2 2 http://www.ams.usda.gov/AMSv1.0/FMPP 3 Case Study & Legislation by State Edward Armstrong Farmers markets in low-income areas typically need to be subsidized, either by farmers market nutrition programs, the patronage of middle-income customers, or...
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