Jennifer Pomeranz, JD, MPH
Jennifer Pomeranz is Director of Legal Initiatives at the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at Yale University. Ms. Pomeranz has a long record of academic achievement, having received her BA from University of Michigan, her JD from Cornell Law School, and her MPH from Harvard School of Public Health. Ms. Pomeranz has worked and published on the topics of legal solutions to obesity, marketing to children, the First Amendment, menu labeling, weight bias, food access, and health disparities. At the Rudd Center, Ms. Pomeranz brings her legal expertise and passion for the issues to develop meaningful solutions to the public health crisis at hand.
A Legal Guide to the Soda Ban Ruling
A legal guide to the ruling by a state judge invalidating New York City’s sugary soda ban.
The Wall Street Journal, March 2013
Judge Cans Soda Ban
Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s initiative to limit the portion size of sugary drinks sold in restaurants and other venues was halted by a state judge, just one day before the law was to take effect.
The Wall Street Journal, March 2013
Obesity and the Law
Podcast explores the laws around nutrition, food labeling, and obesity.
article 3, February 2013
New York City Lawyers, Beverage Industry Duel In Court over Big Drink Ban
New York City defended its size limit on sugary drinks as a way to curb obesity in court, while critics said the measure would hurt small businesses.
CBS New York, January 2013
Revised Sugar Labeling Needed to Protect Consumers, says Yale Scientist
Noting that consumers have little guidance to help them make informed choices about added sugar, Yale Rudd Center researcher Jennifer Pomeranz contends that putting more information about sugar on food packages is necessary, achievable, and overdue, in a paper published in First Look of the American Journal of Public Health.
YaleNews, May 2012
Pomeranz JL. Taxing food and beverage products: A public health perspective and a new strategy for prevention. University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform. 2013 May;46(3):999-1027.
Pomeranz JL, Puhl RM. New developments in the law for obesity discrimination protection. Obesity. 2013 Mar;21(3):469-471.
Pomeranz JL, Munsell CR, Harris JL. Energy drinks: An emerging public health hazard for youth. Journal of Public Health Policy. 2013 Mar;14:1-8.
Pomeranz JL, Taylor LM, Austin SB. Over-the-counter and out-of-control: Legal strategies to protect youths from abusing products for weight control. American Journal of Public Health. 2012 Dec:e1-e6.
Pomeranz JL, Brownell KD. Portion sizes and beyond — Government’s legal authority to regulate food-industry practices. New England Journal of Medicine. 2012 Sep:1-3.
Pertschuk M, Pomeranz JL, Ralston Aoki J, Larkin MA, Paloma M. Assessing the impact of federal and state preemption in public health: A framework for decision makers. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice. 2012 Jun:0-7.
Pomeranz JL. The wheels on the bus go "buy buy buy": School bus advertising laws. American Journal of Public Health. 2012 Jul:e1-e6.
Pomeranz JL. The bittersweet truth about sugar labeling regulations: They are achievable and overdue. American Journal of Public Health. 2012 May.
Pomeranz JL. Extending the fantasy in the supermarket: Where unhealthy food promotions meet children and how the government can intervene. Indiana Health Law Review. 2012 ;9(1):117-185.
Pomeranz JL. No need to break new ground: A response to the Supreme Court’s threat to overhaul the commercial speech doctrine. Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review. 2012 Jan;45(389):389-434.