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Creating Successful Healthy Restaurant Policies

Understanding the laws regulating restaurants

Fact Sheet
Food & Beverages
Good Governance

A growing number of communities are considering policies to encourage healthier eating at restaurants.

It’s important to understand the regulatory framework that governs restaurants so that any new approach conforms to the law.

This fact sheet gives a brief description of the federal, state, and types of local laws that regulate restaurants. It also provides examples of policies that communities may adopt, and suggests recommendations for drafting policies that comply with the regulatory framework.