In 2007, Dr. Lynn Silver Chalfin, helped New York City ban trans fats at fast food restaurants. Today, the new Public Health Officer for Sonoma County can prove that policy has worked.
The abstract of Dr. Silver Chalfin's paper on the New York City transfat regulations and their effects can be read here.
More information about transfats, and their health impacts, is provided by the US Food and Drug Administration
In addition to the expanded health insurance coverage that many households are already enjoying under the Affordable Care Act, Dr. Silver Chalfin points out that several Sonoma County health services delivery agencies are also gaining new funding to help local families.