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It may be a manic Monday, so we decided to produce our Preemption Watch Newsletter today! http://ow.ly/bG7w50uagIC
05/13/2019

It may be a manic Monday, so we decided to produce our Preemption Watch Newsletter today! http://ow.ly/bG7w50uagIC

Click on one of the eight issues below to see which states preempt local control to address that public health concern. Click on any state to see whether local authority has been preserved or preempted across all eight issues.

It's the first of May, which means you should take a break and catch up with our latest Preemption Watch Newsletter. htt...
05/01/2019

It's the first of May, which means you should take a break and catch up with our latest Preemption Watch Newsletter. http://ow.ly/G7vb50tBYRt

Alabama Arizona California Colorado Florida Illinois Iowa Louisiana Minnesota Missouri Montana Nebraska Nevada New York North Dakota Oklahoma Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina Tennessee Texas Washington Wyoming Research Jennifer Pomeranz on Food Policy and Industry Tactics Driving Preemption....

You deserve a break, and this week's Preemption Watch Newsletter will keep you up-to-date! http://ow.ly/fw9e50qNGDa
04/18/2019

You deserve a break, and this week's Preemption Watch Newsletter will keep you up-to-date! http://ow.ly/fw9e50qNGDa

Alabama California Colorado Florida Illinois Iowa Louisiana Maine Missouri Nevada New Mexico North Dakota Oklahoma Pennsylvania South Carolina Tennessee Texas Virginia Washington Research Property rights and rural justice: A study of U.S. right-to-farm laws Ashwood L, Diamond D, Walker F. Journal of...

This week's Preemption Watch Newsletter is out today! Check it out here: http://ow.ly/Akrb50p13k3
04/03/2019

This week's Preemption Watch Newsletter is out today! Check it out here: http://ow.ly/Akrb50p13k3

Alabama California Colorado Florida Iowa Louisiana Maine Missouri Nevada North Dakota Oklahoma Pennsylvania South Carolina Tennessee Texas Washington National Cooley Judicial Lecture: Respecting Local Control: State Law in the Federal System Reason.com, 3/28/2019 Judge Joan Larsen of the US Court of...

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03/21/2019

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California Colorado Florida Louisiana Maine Minnesota Missouri Nevada Ohio Oklahoma South Carolina Utah Wyoming Research To***co industry involvement in children’s sugary drinks market Nguyen Kim H, Glantz Stanton A, Palmer Casey N, Schmidt Laura A. To***co industry involvement in children’s sug...

This week's Preemption Watch Newsletter is out with all the public health news that's fit to print:  http://ow.ly/bduY30...
03/06/2019

This week's Preemption Watch Newsletter is out with all the public health news that's fit to print: http://ow.ly/bduY30nWLph

California Colorado Florida Georgia Idaho Illinois Iowa Kentucky Maine Maryland North Carolina Ohio South Carolina Utah West Virginia Research Combatting and Preventing Preemption: A Strategic Action Model. Bare M, Zellers L, Sullivan PA; Pomeranz JL, Pertschuk M. Journal of Public Health Management...

Check out our latest Preemption Watch Newsletter which includes research and references with the up-to-date Public Healt...
02/21/2019

Check out our latest Preemption Watch Newsletter which includes research and references with the up-to-date Public Health News! http://ow.ly/mjV530nMYQQ

Research: New and Notable A few short years ago there was a lack of useful and practical research on preemption, whether federal, state, or both. Following the prodigious output of peer-reviewed research and publication by Jennifer Pomeranz of the College of Global Public Health, New York University...

Our Preemption Watch Newsletter is here! Check it out and stay ahead of your colleagues: http://ow.ly/8Bdk30nL9ds
02/19/2019

Our Preemption Watch Newsletter is here! Check it out and stay ahead of your colleagues: http://ow.ly/8Bdk30nL9ds

Arkansas California Colorado Florida Georgia Idaho Illinois Iowa Maryland Minnesota Missouri Nebraska North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Texas Utah Washington Wyoming National Broadband & Wireless Local governments push back on FCC for 5G towers Pr...

The weekend is right around the corner, but don't forget to check out our latest Special Newsletter here: http://ow.ly/p...
02/15/2019

The weekend is right around the corner, but don't forget to check out our latest Special Newsletter here: http://ow.ly/pdv930nIymW

Special Report: New and Updated Preemption Research, 2018-2019 Combatting and Preventing Preemption: A Strategic Action Model. Bare M, Zellers L, Sullivan PA; Pomeranz JL, Pertschuk M. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. March/April 2019;25:101–103. doi: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000000956....

This week's Preemption Watch Newsletter features well-researched articles from some of our colleagues. Check it out here...
01/30/2019

This week's Preemption Watch Newsletter features well-researched articles from some of our colleagues. Check it out here: http://ow.ly/q32t30nw8YF

California Idaho Iowa Michigan Nebraska New Jersey North Dakota Oklahoma Pennsylvania South Carolina Texas Virginia Washington Wyoming Recent Research Facebook Live: Preemption in Public Health NYU College of Global Public Health Join us on a new Facebook Live in which we speak with Dr. Jennifer Pom...

Our Preemption Watch Newsletter is out today! Check it out for all the Public Health News here: http://ow.ly/fS5K30nmWJz
01/18/2019

Our Preemption Watch Newsletter is out today! Check it out for all the Public Health News here: http://ow.ly/fS5K30nmWJz

Colorado Florida Georgia Kansas Missouri New Hampshire North Carolina North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma Pennsylvania South Carolina Tennessee Texas Washington Vermont Virginia West Virginia Wyoming Research “State Preemption: Threat to Democracy, Essential Regulation, and Public Health” Jennifer L. Pom...

Let's usher in 2019 with our Preemption Watch Newsletter: http://ow.ly/i4kK30nbhwj
01/03/2019

Let's usher in 2019 with our Preemption Watch Newsletter: http://ow.ly/i4kK30nbhwj

Florida Michigan Missouri New Hampshire Ohio Tennessee Texas National Food and Nutrition WHY COULDN’T WASHINGTON STOP A SODA TAX BAN WHEN OREGON COULD? Sightline, 12/21/2018 The lack of coalition strength to fight Big Soda in Washington this November is evidence of a much larger problem: Washingto...

Our final Preemption Watch Newsletter for 2018 is here! Check it out so you can gear up for 2019. Enjoy:  http://ow.ly/P...
12/19/2018

Our final Preemption Watch Newsletter for 2018 is here! Check it out so you can gear up for 2019. Enjoy: http://ow.ly/PG8T30n39mC

Arizona Florida Michigan Ohio Pennsylvania Texas Washington National Food and Nutrition How big food companies are using the gun and to***co industry playbook to thwart bold public health laws New Food Economy, 12/6/2018 Preemption laws, once used to kill local smoking bans, are now being used to .....

Check out this week's Preemption Watch Newsletter. Just one more before the year's end! http://ow.ly/TtyC30mMX2a
11/28/2018

Check out this week's Preemption Watch Newsletter. Just one more before the year's end! http://ow.ly/TtyC30mMX2a

Florida New Hampshire Texas Virginia National State Preemption of Food and Nutrition Policies and Litigation: Undermining Government’s Role in Public Health By Jennifer L. Pomeranz, Leslie Zellers, Michael Bare, Mark Pertschuk American Journal of Preventive Medicine, November 2018 Local government...

Yes, take some time to check out our Preemption Watch Newsletter so you can be up-to-date with all the Public Health new...
11/16/2018

Yes, take some time to check out our Preemption Watch Newsletter so you can be up-to-date with all the Public Health news stories for the weekend: http://ow.ly/Z1Mu30mEevW

Colorado Oregon Pennsylvania Washington National Food and Nutrition The Beverage Industry Has Figured Out a Legal End Run Around Soda Taxes Mother Jones, 11/7/2018 Hampering local communities from enacting future soda taxes is more than just a public health concern, says Jennifer Pomeranz, an assist...

Ocoee High School in   has a   menu! “These are tower gardens that are growing a mix of lettuce, which is harvested on a...
11/07/2018

Ocoee High School in has a menu! “These are tower gardens that are growing a mix of lettuce, which is harvested on a regular basis by our students," Healthy Eating for a Healthy Lifestyle. http://ow.ly/32zj30mxiG7

A new “farm-to-school” menu at Ocoee High School is getting students excited about eating healthy. 

Let's enjoy our Halloween candy with the Preemption Watch Newsletter here: http://ow.ly/Phl030mrT9b
10/31/2018

Let's enjoy our Halloween candy with the Preemption Watch Newsletter here: http://ow.ly/Phl030mrT9b

Colorado Florida Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Texas National Spotlight: Soda Tax Preemption Ballot Measures in Washington & Oregon Both Washington State and Oregon are facing soda industry funded initiatives on the November 6, 2018 ballot to preempt local soda taxes. Here are a few recent stories on...

  continues to prosper in   as school districts are leading the effort for healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle!!! htt...
10/19/2018

continues to prosper in as school districts are leading the effort for healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle!!! http://ow.ly/bqCa30miNKn

City Schools of Decatur has received another Golden Radish Award.

New Jersey is encouraging students throughout the Garden State to eat, buy and grow fruits and vegetables from local far...
09/26/2018

New Jersey is encouraging students throughout the Garden State to eat, buy and grow fruits and vegetables from local farms. Soon will be a reality for school districts establishing a Healthy Eating Lifestyle for students! http://ow.ly/TROS30lZe9d

The New Jersey Department of Agriculture is celebrating a program that turns Jersey Fresh produce into learning lessons for students all across the Garden State.

Sometimes a Grassroots Movement starts with community members with a drive for change. They didn't have "experience," bu...
09/19/2018

Sometimes a Grassroots Movement starts with community members with a drive for change. They didn't have "experience," but a willingness to seek something greater for the safety of their environment. http://ow.ly/Hp4930lTeRv

Internal documents from a chemical industry trade group detail an elaborate plan to defeat a local ordinance banning aerial spraying of pesticides.

This week's Preemption Watch Newsletter is here. Check it out to stay up-to-date with all the public health news: http:/...
09/19/2018

This week's Preemption Watch Newsletter is here. Check it out to stay up-to-date with all the public health news: http://ow.ly/i73930lTajb

California Colorado Florida Oregon Texas Utah Virginia Washington National Broadband US Chamber of Commerce calls on feds to preempt CA privacy law MarTech Today, 9/7/2018 Chemical Safety Local Pesticide Bans Face Political Opposition, Court Challenges Bloomberg News, 9/13/2018 House lawmakers are s...

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09/06/2018

Check out this week's Preemption Watch Newsletter here: http://ow.ly/qHfL30lIrul

California Florida Illinois Indiana New Jersey Ohio Oklahoma Oregon Tennessee Texas Washington New Preemption Watch Tools In August 2018, Grassroots Change and the College of Global Public Health at New York University completed six new and updated tools for understanding, tracking, and countering p...

Our own Mark Pertschuk: "...what was really important about the grassroots movement to ban smoking to protect nonsmokers...
08/30/2018

Our own Mark Pertschuk: "...what was really important about the grassroots movement to ban smoking to protect nonsmokers in workplaces and then other places, transportation, was that as a political strategy it was almost identical to what’s happening today with local soda taxes." http://ow.ly/wNU130lCIfO

The American Beverage Association basically extorted California’s government into preempting the authority of cities and counties to impose soda taxes over the next 12 years. Unfortunately other large corporate interests are also using similar tactics to get what they want.

A grassroots approach towards establishing community farms and  ! The ReGenerative Roots Association is focused on ensur...
08/27/2018

A grassroots approach towards establishing community farms and ! The ReGenerative Roots Association is focused on ensuring the residents of have a healthy and sustainable way of eating. http://ow.ly/3pf330lzHLh

NASHUA - One local nonprofit, ReGenerative Roots Association, is actively getting younger people involved with agriculture through different programs aimed at

Want to stay up-to-date with all the Public Health news stories while on vacation? Check out this week's Preemption Watc...
08/15/2018

Want to stay up-to-date with all the Public Health news stories while on vacation? Check out this week's Preemption Watch Newsletter here: http://ow.ly/6IVQ30lq85V

Alabama Colorado Iowa Michigan Missouri Texas Washington Wisconsin National The Man Who Fought Monsanto Will Leave a Lasting Legacy Anna Lappe, Civil Eats, 8/13/2018 A San Francisco jury has ruled in the first court case against the chemical company Monsanto, finding that its signature products, gly...

Public Health advocates have a large enough task trying to establish Soda Taxes in communities across the country withou...
08/14/2018

Public Health advocates have a large enough task trying to establish Soda Taxes in communities across the country without "Astroturfing" groups trying to mislead the public with false narratives like "grocery taxes." The American Beverage Association is the lead culprit in their attempt to eliminate Soda Taxes which helps garner the Healthy Kids Initiative. http://ow.ly/HnRJ30lpjQa

Astroturfing is when corporations or organizations try to present themselves as grassroots campaigners

Public-Health advocates are encouraged by the latest reports coming from Seattle's  . Healthy food and early learning pr...
08/09/2018

Public-Health advocates are encouraged by the latest reports coming from Seattle's . Healthy food and early learning programs are the beneficiaries of the tax. http://ow.ly/kOqK30llk8K

A survey conducted just before the tax took effect has found that most Seattle adults supported the measure, though the tax was less popular among black and Asian respondents and people with lower incomes.

Public-Health advocates are engaged in a Grassroots Movement for  . While there was a set back legislatively in  , they ...
08/02/2018

Public-Health advocates are engaged in a Grassroots Movement for . While there was a set back legislatively in , they continue to be forward thinkers for their next action supporting the Initiative. http://ow.ly/7DZt30lfayT

Though still angry over the deal Sacramento lawmakers made with the sweetened beverage industry, children's health advocates are busy plotting a new course.

Would you like to catch-up on all the public health news that's fit to print? Check out our Preemption Watch Newsletter ...
07/26/2018

Would you like to catch-up on all the public health news that's fit to print? Check out our Preemption Watch Newsletter here: http://ow.ly/phMT30l8xDN

Alabama California Colorado Florida Hawaii Illinois Ohio New Jersey Pennsylvania Texas Virginia Washington National California banned new soda taxes. Could it happen in Pennsylvania? The Philadelphia Inquirer, 7/10/2018 California cities and towns are now banned from enacting taxes on soda — thank...

Georgia State graduate student Diana Myers engages her efforts in a   Initiative for preschoolers! “I enjoy seeing them ...
07/18/2018

Georgia State graduate student Diana Myers engages her efforts in a Initiative for preschoolers! “I enjoy seeing them share their knowledge about how a seed grows and becomes a plant and then how to cook and eat the fruit or vegetable." http://ow.ly/3qSD30l12Gl

Can nutrition students make an impact on young children’s eating habits later in life? Coordinated Program graduate student Diana Myers tries to teach children at a Forest Park preschool about where healthy foods originate.

Students are taking the lead this summer in their   garden! “It’s cool to see how much stuff you can get out of a small ...
07/17/2018

Students are taking the lead this summer in their garden! “It’s cool to see how much stuff you can get out of a small plot of land,” -Bethany High School Student, http://ow.ly/IPQN30kZUBd

GOSHEN — Since June, a student at Bethany Christian Schools has taken on the responsibility of tending to the school garden during the summer. The garden is a part of

Don't forget to check out this week's Preemption Watch Newsletter with all the public health news stories that's fit to ...
07/11/2018

Don't forget to check out this week's Preemption Watch Newsletter with all the public health news stories that's fit to print: http://ow.ly/PvK230kUpvx

California Florida Montana North Carolina Ohio Texas Washington   Headline of the Week Big Soda Is the New Big To***co East Bay Express, 6/29/2018 Extortion. That’s what people called it—and that’s certainly what it was. Coca-Cola, Pepsi, and other beverage giants just held California hostage...

Sometimes, grassroots minded people and groups are the only avenue toward protecting the environment. While local govt's...
07/09/2018

Sometimes, grassroots minded people and groups are the only avenue toward protecting the environment. While local govt's cannot function due to , it's up to grassroots advocates to take the lead. http://ow.ly/zWSP30kS7KZ

CLEARWATER BEACH — It began two years ago when Bob Heilman’s Beachcomber restaurant stopped using plastic foam cups and realized what a waste they had been all along.

Check out all the important public health news stories from this week's Preemption Watch Newsletter here: http://ow.ly/m...
06/28/2018

Check out all the important public health news stories from this week's Preemption Watch Newsletter here: http://ow.ly/miy230kIiX2

Click on any of the eight issues below to see which states preempt local control to address that public health concern. Click on a state to see whether local authority has been preserved or preempted across all eight issues.

All summer long, students in   will still be able to eat free meals thanks to     continues to serve students even when ...
06/19/2018

All summer long, students in will still be able to eat free meals thanks to continues to serve students even when school is out of session. http://ow.ly/DWN030kzC11

A free summer food program for students launched Monday afternoon providing breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks to children 18 and under at 50 sites citywide.

In low-income communities,   will prove to be a valuable resource for improved nutrition and an educational opportunity ...
06/14/2018

In low-income communities, will prove to be a valuable resource for improved nutrition and an educational opportunity for students to learn about healthy eating. http://ow.ly/jMqc30kvn3U

In the heart of downtown Hyannis, Hy West Elementary School faces a unique set of socioeconomic challenges. Compared to student population averages at

In partnership with N.C. State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute (), the Growing Minds Farm to School () wi...
06/13/2018

In partnership with N.C. State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute (), the Growing Minds Farm to School () will host a school garden workshop training effort for teachers. They will inform and engage with teachers so they can implement a garden in their schools for students! http://ow.ly/BliO30kuaLs

KANNAPOLIS—N.C. State University’s Plants for Human Health Institute will host a School Garden Summer Institute on Aug. 15 and 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the N.C. Research

06/11/2018

Students get the chance to learn about in Washington State. "We want children to grow up making food choices that are good for themselves, for the environment and for the economy. Walla Walla Valley Farm to School is a small nonprofit providing coordinated programming and support for area school gardens. School gardens are easy to build, but need support in order to unlock their full potential." http://ow.ly/G7yA30krXWs

“How many of you think you would like to be a farmer some day?”

Six years ago,   started a gardening program for students in   and now has 147   gardens across the State! “Farm-to-scho...
06/04/2018

Six years ago, started a gardening program for students in and now has 147 gardens across the State! “Farm-to-school increases access and availability of healthful, local foods while at the same time stimulating local economies,” http://ow.ly/41Qt30kkLCg

Clemson Extension's School Gardening for South Carolina Educators training program began in the Charleston area in 2012 and has since taken root in 16 counties and sprouted into 147 school gardens across the state.

The   in   is producing a financial windfall for the  , community-based organizations and students across the City. Impr...
05/30/2018

The in is producing a financial windfall for the , community-based organizations and students across the City. Improving the health for students and reducing preventable diseases associated with sugary drinks. http://ow.ly/sIGg30kg9vQ

Remember the soda tax? In 2016, more than 62 percent of San Francisco’s residents voted to approve the Soda and Sugary Beverages Tax measure, a controversial proposal that imposed a one cent tax per ounce on sugary beverages like soda to fund health inequity prevention measures citywide. It was a...

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