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Law professor publishes manuscript on menu labeling


November 29, 2012

Professor James G. Hodge Jr. recently co-published a manuscript in the American Journal of Public Health, titled “Supplementing National Menu Labeling.”

The article explains the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s forthcoming national menu labeling regulations and how they are designed to help curb the national obesity epidemic by requiring calorie counts on restaurants’ menus.

In his work, Hodge proposes additional supplemental models that include nutritional facts or specific guidance to avoid consumer confusion.

Hodge collaborated with Lexi C. White, an ASU undergraduate, on the article.

To find the article, click here.

Hodge is the ASU Lincoln Professor of Health Law and Ethics and director of the Public Health Law and Policy Program. He is a national expert on public health emergency legal and ethical preparedness and public health information privacy law and policy.