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What Does the City Attorney Have to Do with Obesity Prevention?

Partnering with government lawyers

Fact Sheet
Good Governance

Local government attorneys have a critical role in developing law and policy, making them important allies in the movement to prevent childhood obesity.

This fact sheet explains how advocates can work with city attorneys and other government lawyers to promote new policies addressing nutrition and physical activity.

You may also be interested in our Attorneys General fact sheet series, in partnership with the Public Health Law Center at William Mitchell College of Law, explaining how state AGs can serve as allies in efforts to limit junk food marketing to children, and how researchers and advocates can work with state AGs’ offices to advance their public health goals.