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Menu-Labeling Policy in King County, Washington


Food eaten away from home now accounts for about one third of total calories consumed in the U.S. Policy change could lead to sustainable improvements in restaurant and other nutrition environments. Broadly described, policy development is one of the three core functions of public health, and there is a need to more fully understand and evaluate this function. Policy process research has developed frameworks and models that can be used to understand the policy development process.

Primary Toolkit:

Chronic Disease Prevention Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Chronic Disease, Nutrition, Obesity, Policies


Institutional Author:

Donna B. Johnson, RD, PhD, Elizabeth C. Payne, MPH, RD, Molly A. McNeese, PhD, Deborah Allen, PhD





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