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Legislation Trends

This table shows bills filed in the current legislative session and can be sorted by issue and number of bills. Bills may be active, adopted, or failed. For more information, visit our Legislation Database to search by state and issue.

IssueNumber of BillsStates
School, Nutrition203Alaska, Arizona, California, California, California, Colorado, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Federal, Federal, Federal, Federal, Federal, Federal, Georgia, Hawaii, Hawaii, Hawaii, Hawaii, Illinois, Illinois, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Louisiana, Maine, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Missouri, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Jersey, New Jersey, New Jersey, New Jersey, New Jersey, New Mexico, New Mexico, New Mexico, New York, New York, New York, New York, New York, New York, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Tennessee, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wisconsin
Food Assistance Programs163Alabama, Alaska, California, California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Federal, Federal, Federal, Federal, Federal, Florida, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Illinois, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maine, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Missouri, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, New York, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wisconsin
Farms and Gardens119Alaska, California, California, California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, Federal, Federal, Federal, Florida, Georgia, Georgia, Hawaii, Hawaii, Illinois, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Louisiana, Maine, Maine, Minnesota, Minnesota, Missouri, Missouri, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, New York, New York, New York, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Wisconsin
Access to Healthy Food98Arizona, California, California, California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, Federal, Federal, Federal, Federal, Federal, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Hawaii, Hawaii, Illinois, Illinois, Illinois, Iowa, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Missouri, New Jersey, New Jersey, New Jersey, New Mexico, New Mexico, New York, New York, New York, New York, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Wisconsin
Obesity, General97Alabama, California, California, California, Federal, Federal, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Jersey, New Jersey, New Mexico, New Mexico, New Mexico, New York, New York, New York, New York, New York, New York, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming
School, Physical Activity47California, Federal, Federal, Hawaii, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia
School, Other Initiatives44Alabama, Arizona, District of Columbia, Federal, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Hawaii, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Jersey, New Jersey, New York, New York, New York, New York – Suffolk County, North Carolina, Ohio, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, Rhode Island, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia
Marketing/Advertising to Children37Arizona, Arizona, Federal, Federal, Federal, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, New York – Suffolk County, New York – Suffolk County, Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina
Councils and Task Forces37California, District of Columbia, Georgia, Hawaii, Hawaii, Hawaii, Hawaii, Hawaii, Hawaii, Illinois, Illinois, Iowa, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, New Mexico, New York, New York, New York, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island
Physical Activity, General36Alabama, California, California, Delaware, District of Columbia, Federal, Federal, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, New York, New York, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Carolina, Vermont
Breastfeeding35Alaska, California, District of Columbia, Federal, Hawaii, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Washington, Wisconsin
Menu and Package Labeling30Arizona, California, Federal, Federal, Georgia, Hawaii, Hawaii, Louisiana, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Jersey, New York, New York, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Wisconsin
Sugar-Sweetened Beverages/Taxes28California, California – San Francisco, Connecticut, Federal, Hawaii, Hawaii, Illinois, Illinois, Illinois – Chicago, Massachusetts, New York, New York – Suffolk County, New York – Suffolk County, New York – Suffolk County, Tennessee, Vermont, West Virginia, West Virginia
Sales and Other Taxes24Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Navajo Nation, Nebraska, New York, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Wisconsin
Trans Fats15Federal, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, New York, New York
Built Environment13California, Delaware, Federal, Hawaii, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Washington
BMI Screening, Children11California, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma
Preschool Nutrition11Alaska, California, District of Columbia, Federal, Hawaii, Maryland, Ohio
Restrictions on Food and Beverage Sales11Arizona, California, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, New York, New York – Suffolk County, Washington, Wisconsin, Wisconsin
Weight Bias9Arizona, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi
Preemption4Federal, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Wisconsin
Lawsuits/Personal Responsibility3North Carolina, Oklahoma