Advancing evidence-based and cross-disciplinary food policy around the world.


The Global Center for Legal Innovation on Food Environments is a transnational venue for study, research, training, education, and publication in the different aspects of obesity prevention. A forum for cross-country and cross-disciplinary exchanges, the Global Center for Legal Innovations on Food Environments builds a bridge between the creation of innovative ideas and their application to real health problems in specific contexts. The center was launched by the Healthy Families Initiative.

Our Work

This work is funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies and focuses especially on improving food environments in Barbados, Brazil, Colombia, Jamaica, Mexico, and South Africa.

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Oscar Cabrera Headshot

Oscar A. Cabrera Director

Rebecca Reingold Headshot

Rebecca Reingold Associate Director

Silvia Serrano-Guzmán Headshot

Silvia Serrano-Guzmán Associate Director

Isabel Barbosa

Isabel Barbosa Senior Associate

Cina, Margherita Headshot

Margherita M. Cinà Associate

Andres Constantin Headshot

Andrés Constantin Associate; Acting Assistant Director

Nick Townsend Headshot

Nick Townsend Program Associate

Fernanda Rodríguez-Pliego Headshot

Fernanda Rodríguez-Pliego Junior Associate

Tavor Ramirez Headshot

Ariadna Tovar Ramírez Consultant

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