Formal and Informal Approaches to Food Policy

  • William Aspray
  • George Royer
  • Melissa G. Ocepek

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Food, Health, and Nutrition book series (BRIEFSFOOD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. William Aspray, George Royer, Melissa G. Ocepek
    Pages 1-8
  3. William Aspray, George Royer, Melissa G. Ocepek
    Pages 9-21
  4. William Aspray, George Royer, Melissa G. Ocepek
    Pages 61-84

About this book


Formal approaches are those taken by government bodies through laws, court decisions and actions of government regulatory bodies. Informal approaches are those taken by individuals, non profit organizations, industries working at self-regulation, etc. Because the formal means are tied to a particular legal system, this kind of approach is nation-specific and the book focuses on the United States. But many of the things the authors have to say about US food policy and the interactions between formal and informal approaches would also be of interest to policymakers and food industry professionals in other countries. Coverage includes the regulation of food advertising on children's television and the internet, regulation of school lunch programs and the influence of Eleanor Roosevelt and Michelle Obama.


Food Policy Food advertising Food programs

Authors and affiliations

  • William Aspray
    • 1
  • George Royer
    • 2
  • Melissa G. Ocepek
    • 3
  1. 1.The University of Texas at Austin School of InformationAustinUSA
  2. 2.AustinUSA
  3. 3.The University of TexasAustinUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information William Aspray, George Royer, Melissa G. Ocepek 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-04965-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-04966-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2197-571X
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-5728
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