Our focus areas
Role of Public Health in Restaurant Food Policy
The goal of this project is to identify the most effective methods that health departments can use to facilitate effective provision of nutrition information in local restaurants. The general approach is a case study of policy development and implementation across three local health departments that have taken different approaches to policies for nutrition information in restaurants. The aims are:
- Elucidate the role of local health departments in developing, implementing, and enforcing restaurant nutrition information policies
- Examine the relationships between restaurant owners, the Washington Restaurant Association, and the local health departments to determine political and contextual barriers and enablers of nutrition information in restaurants
- Identify issues of disparities and inequalities related to restaurant information policies
Review PowerPoint slides on the intial pilot project: a case-study of three counties in Washington that took different approaches to providing nutrition information in restaurants.
Local policies related to restaurant menu labeling: Barriers, facilitating factors, and the role of local health departments. Thesis Presentation by Elizabeth Payne.
Local Policies Related to Restaurant Menu Labeling: Barriers, Facilitating Factors, and the Role of Local Health Departments. (Presentation at APHA 2011, Donna Johnson)