Wednesday, December 28, 2011

50-State Trans Fat Policy Scan Available

The Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment (CDPHE) recognizes that trans (partially hydrogenated) fat consumption increases risk factors for heart disease. This 50-state scan tracks legislative and regulatory efforts to restrict or eliminate trans fats in the food system, focusing on schools, restaurants and vending. While the scan emphasizes state developments, policy results from counties and municipalities have also been culled to provide a more comprehensive picture for policy makers preparing for new state and local legislative sessions. CDPHE acknowledges the American Heart Association for its research on municipal and county trans fat policies. This document was researched and written by Susan Motika, Senior Legal Policy Analyst and Taber Ward, third-year law student at the University of Colorado Law School. For more information, please contact Susan Motika at

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