The Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic has been involved in various projects around the country advising local and state government agencies and nonprofit organizations about how to improve their laws and policies to increase food access.

This page includes some of the recent publications of the Food Law and Policy Clinic, as well as food policy publications from some of the related student organizations, the Harvard Mississippi Delta Project and the Harvard Food Law Society.

Sample public reports and publications of the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic and related student organizations:

General Toolkits

Good Laws, Good Food: Putting Local Food Policy to Work for Our Communities

Good Laws, Good Food: Putting State Food Policy to Work for Our Communities

Food Waste

The Dating Game: How Confusing Food Date Labels Lead to Food Waste in America (Full Report)

The Dating Game: How Confusing Labels Land Billions of Pounds of Food in the Trash (Issue Brief)

Farmers Markets & Small Farmers

Cottage Food Laws in the United States (published 2013)

Mississippi Farmers Markets: A Legal and Business Guide (updated 2011)

Legislative Recommendations and Innovations to Promote and Sustain Farmers Markets in Mississippi (Fall 2009)

Legislative and Regulatory Recommendations to Allow Home Processing of Low-Risk Foods in Mississippi

Legislative Recommendations for Protecting Arkansas Farmers and Arkansas Farmers Markets

Pennsylvania’s Chapter 57 and Its Effects on Farmers Markets

 Food Benefit Programs – SNAP; WIC; CACFP

USDA Foods in Massachusetts Schools

The Child and Adult Care Food Program in Massachusetts

Increasing Federal Food Assistance Access at Farmers Markets in Mississippi: Analysis and Recommendations (Spring 2010)

Mississippi WIC for the 21st Century

Farm to School/Farm to Institution

Expanding Farm to School in Mississippi

Mississippi Farm to School Legislative Recommendations

Farm to School in Mississippi: A Step-by-Step Guide to Purchasing Mississippi Products

Farm to Institution: A Step-by-Step Guide to Selling Products to Local Institutions for Mississippi Growers

Tools for Advocates: Increasing Local Procurement by State Agencies, Colleges, and Universities (web-friendly version) (printer-friendly version)

Food Safety

Creating a More Efficient and Effective Food Safety System in Memphis and Shelby County

Comments to FDA on the Proposed Produce Safety Rule

Comments to FDA on the Proposed Preventive Controls Rule


Boston Food Truck Permitting & Licensing Flowchart

 Boston Food Truck Legal Toolkit 

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