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Kathleen Noonan, Ph.D. •
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Katherine Sell •
Dorothy Miller, J.D., M.P.H. •
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
David Rubin •

Increasing concern about obesity and other nutrition-related health problems spurred governments to develop more robust and targeted approaches to foster healthier diet at a population level. Government routinely uses its regulatory power to alter activities and behaviors that influence public health, for example the New York City ban on the use of transfats in restaurants. Yet, in some scenarios, government may more effectively promote positive change through other means, including its purchasing or procurement authority.

 

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