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Geographic unit of data: U.S. state, U.S. national
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Users can search for current food policy and obesity legislation filed by Congress, states, and select cities and counties. Topics include but are not limited to obesity prevention, physical activity, nutrition, food access, school nutrition, and weight bias. The State Legislative and Regulatory Action to Prevent Obesity and Improve Nutrition and Physical Activity was created by the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO). Users will be able find current and past legislation and then be able to generate reports tailored to their needs. Topics are include but aren’t limited to: obesity, healthy food access, BMI, Food Policy, Physical activity, trans fats, portion size, and food security.
Users are able to use several methods to search the database. Users are able to search by keyword, state, status, year, topic, and setting. The database contains state legislation from 2001, and regulation from 2009, on select categories and topics. The database is updated quarterly. Users are given a brief summary of the legislation and a link to the appropriate website to find the complete jurisdiction.