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Tisch Food Center Attends Farm Bill Listening Session

On Monday, October 9, the Tisch Food Center attended a House Committee on Agriculture Farm Bill Listening Session in Cobleskill, NY.

You can find a PDF‌ of our submitted testimony here. Please feel free to modify and pass along your own support to the House Committee on Agriculture at: houseaglistens@mail.house.gov, or by contacting your own Representative. 

 

New York City Announces Free School Lunch for All

On September 6, 2017, New York City (NYC) Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced NYC will become the largest school district in the U.S. to offer free school lunch to all public school students.

The Tisch Food Center Brings Nutrition Education to Life for Elected Officials

This summer, the Tisch Food Center facilitated and attended nutrition education site visits with two elected officials across New York; Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative John Faso.

Tisch Food Center Partners with Summer Principals Academy

The Tisch Food Center is partnering with Summer Principals Academy (SPA) to teach future school leaders how supporting healthy school meals and food and nutrition education can contribute to greater equity.

Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Annual Conference 2017

July 20-24, faculty, staff, and students with the Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education and Policy attended the 50th Annual Conference for the Society of Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) in Washington D.C.

Senator Gillibrand Highlights Nutrition Education in NYS

On June 23rd, the Tisch Food Center and partner organizations, including Cornell Cooperative Extension and Capital Roots, welcomed Senator Gillibrand as she toured sites implementing nutrition education programs.

Webinar: What is Dietary Guidance for Sustainability?

Pam Koch and colleagues will host a webinar to discuss the intersection of sustainability and nutrition education and policy.

Get to Know Doctoral Student Matthew Dallefield

Learn about his area of research and some fun facts about him, too!

The End of the Food Movement as We Know it?

Join Dr. Pam Koch as she speaks on a panel at the AFHVS/ASFS Annual Meeting and Conference.

Pam to Present FoodCorps Findings

On May 9th, Pam will join Dr. Erin Centeio of Wayne State University for the CDC's Nutrition and Obesity Policy Research and Evaluation Network (NOPREN) monthly call.

Can a Cafeteria Make-Over Get Students Excited about School Lunch?

TFC investigates a promising new domain of school meal research.

Dr. Pam Koch to Speak at NYCNEN March Meeting

This month's NYCNEN meeting is called "Building Your Brand: Social Media and Beyond"

Policy Analyst Julia McCarthy Responds to NYT Article on SNAP Purchases

Her letter points out that a misleading headline obscures the truth about our country's food system challenges.

Exploring the Relationship Between Teacher Interest and Student Success in Nutrition Education

A recent study in Prevention Science by Dr. Marissa Burgermaster and the Tisch Food Center team highlights the important role teachers play in classroom nutrition education programs.

NYC Food Policy Center Interviews Pam Koch

Learn more about our Executive Director's background, philosophies, prior work, and goals for the future.

Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science Research Fund Award

TFC Alumni, Marissa Burgermaster was announced as the winner of this year's Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science Research Fund Award. 

People's Climate March 2017

We need you April 29, 2017 in Washington, DC.

SNEB Webinar on Advocacy and Policy

TFC Assistant Executive Director Claire Uno and former Tisch Policy Scholar Ali Hard are hosting an SNEB Webinar, "The Time is Right for Strong Advocacy on Capitol Hill: Lessons and Insights from Policy Insiders." Other presenters include Jennifer Folliard and Tracy Fox.

Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior 2017 Conference Sessions Presented by TFC Faculty, Staff, and Alumni

The 50th annual SNEB Conference will be held July 20-24th in Washington, D.C.

Pam Koch Editorial on The State of Nutrition Education

A timely piece during the adminstration change

Meet Lorenza Sganzetta

 TFC Visiting Scholar From Milan

Save the Date: Just Food Conference 2017

March 12-13, 2017 at Teachers College

To eat or not to eat: changing foods habits for global sustainability

The Consulate of France in NY is hosting a panel on food sustainability on 1/18. 

Eating Matters Podcast

Assistant Executive Director Claire Uno and Policy Analyst Julia McCarthy were featured guests on the podcast, Eating Matters.

Foster Healthy Habits Through Understanding Students' Beliefs and Practices

A recent study in Appetite by Dr. Isobel Contento and the Tisch Food Center team investigates how students' beliefs and practices are linked to what they choose to eat. This research can make nutrition education more effective at moving students towards healthy habits. 

Learning, Food, & Sustainability Published

Dr. Pamela Koch publishes chapter about nutrition education and sustainability in the classroom.

School Gardens are More Than Just a Trendy Fad

According to a recent study by Tisch Food Center researcher, Kate Gardener Burt, school gardens have a 150 year history stemming from the coining of the term kindergarten, German for “children’s garden.” 

Welcome to Our Newest Tisch Scholar

Callie Troutman is the center's newest Tisch Scholar.

Tisch Food Center Research Volunteer

This is a volunteer position supporting the Tisch Food Center research and program activities. 

Five Reasons the Next President Should Prioritize Nutrition Education

Summer Intern, Camille Veri, outlines why nutrition education deserves the next president's attention.

Intern's NYT Letter to the Editor

Summer intern Kasey Wien responds to a NYT article on childhood obesity.

Stem-to-Leaf Cooking

A delicious way to reduce food waste...with recipes!

Re-branding nutrition education

"Does nutrition education have a branding problem? Do people outside the field too often think of it as giving information about nutrients?" These questions formed the basis of the Dialogue Now session the Tisch Food Center hosted at the 2016 SNEB conference. 

For Active Kids, Less Crime, More Parks

New TFC study reveals correlation between crime, parks, and children’s physical activity.

 

2016 SNEB Conference Posters & Presentations

Faculty, staff, and students presented new research at the 2016 Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Conference, July 30-August 2. 

The Grapevine Newsletter Spring 2016 Edition

The Spring 2016 issue of The Grapevine Newsletter has been published! Check it out at the Teachers College Program in Nutrition website. The Grapevine is a quarterly newsletter written by students in the Teachers College Program in Nutrition.  

TFC Research Update

Tisch Food Center researchers recently published 2 papers, one in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior and one in the May issue of Childhood Obesity. Both studies examine the attitudes, behaviors, and motivations that kids and teens may have around food. 

Tisch 'Dish Newsletter Spring 2016

The spring 2016 edition our quarterly newsletter is here! Read about timely policy updates, exciting news from the center, upcoming events and student spotlights. Don't forget to subscribe

 

Tisch Scholar on Ethical Eating Panel

Curious about ethical eating as a solution to climate change? Our Tisch scholar, Ali Hard, will be on a panel with experts from Center for a Livable Future and Bard Center for Environmental Policy at the Church Center for the United Nations - CCUN on Thursday, May 19!

NYC4CNR Action Alert

Please join us in sharing our NYC4CNR action alert opposing H.R. 5003, the damaging House child nutrition bill.  

TFC's Claire Uno on Upcoming Panel Discussion

On Wednesday, April 20, Tisch Food Center's Claire Uno will be a panelist on a discussion hosted by Food Policy and Obesity Prevention on the intersection of Public Health and Food Justice at the Mailman School of Public Health. Event is from 5:30-6:45pm. 

TFC Creates Recipes for the 'Rangel Resolution'

Throughout the month of March, leading up the 6th anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, Congressman Charles Rangel will be relaunching the Rangel Resolution, an initiative that encourages people to adopt a healthier lifestyle. The Tisch Food Center created two recipes that are affordable, accesible and easy to prepare -- Blueberry Ginger Superfood Smoothie Bowl and Savory Oatmeal with Baby Spinach and Black Beans. 

SNEB Presents: What's in a name?

SNEB is hosting an upcoming free webinar about nutrition education. This two-hour webinar aims to reduce global misunderstanding about what we call the work we do. It will consist of short presentations of different approaches to helping people eat better: Behaviour Change, Social Marketing, (Food and) Nutrition Education, and Health Promotion. 

Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016 at 9:00 AM EDT.

Register now!

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3334779557714373122

A Local Apple a Day... Benefits Kids, Farmers, and the Environment

A new incentive being considered by the New York State Assembly would reward school districts for sourcing locally grown food in school lunches. The proposal, put forth by the New York School Nutrition Association, is a unique opportunity to support local agriculture and healthy school food at the same time.  We see great opportunity for it to be paired with effective nutrition education. Read more in our Huffington Post op-ed here

TFC Presents IDOF Curriculum at TC Academic Festival

The Tisch Food Center will be hosting a workshop on the new In Defense of Food Curriculum at the upcoming Teachers College Academic Festival on Saturday, April 2. 

TFC on the Hill: Making the Case for Nutrition Education in D.C.

The Tisch Food Center, along with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the National Alliance for Nutrition and Activity, are calling on Congress to increase funding for Team Nutrition in the FY17 Appropriations Bill. Read more about our case for strengthening nutrition education.

NYC4CNR March 2016 Newsletter

The March 2016 newsletter for NYC4CNR, the policy coalition we co-convene.

Teachers College Profile Piece on TFC

Teachers College recently wrote a profile piece on the Tisch Food Center and our work to champion and create good nutrition education! Read it here

A Recap of the City Growers Education Conference

Check out this recap (+ great photos) from the 2016 City Growers Educaiton Conference! 

Pamela Koch Quoted in HealthDay News

Can consistent self-weighing give diet efforts a boost? Tisch Food Center's Pamela Koch weighs in. Check out the article she was quoted in here

Joan Gussow Interview on Just Food Website

Just Food caught up with Joan Gussow to get the inside scoop as she puts the final touches on her Food Talk at the upcoming Just Food Conference, which will focus on the history of Just Food. Check out the interview here!

TFC Advocating to #EndHungerNow on Capitol Hill

The NYC Alliance for Child Nutrition Reauthorization (CNR) was out in full force on Capitol Hill with colleagues Claire Uno (Tisch Food Center), David DeVaughn (City Harvest), and Greg Silverman (Wellness in the Schools) working to #EndHungerNow. 

Pamela Koch Quoted!

TFC Executive Director Pamela Koch has recently been quoted in the media for her reaction to the Dietary Guidelines as well as her opinion on changing consumer preferences. 

Check out TFC at the Following Upcoming Events!

The annual Just Food Conference will be held on March 13 at Teachers College. We are very excited about all of the sessions. The Tisch Food Center faculty and alumni will be involved in many of the day's events. 

The Grapevine Newsletter Winter Edition

The latest issue of The Grapevine Newsletter was recently published! The Grapevine is a quarterly newsletter written by students in the Teachers College Program in Nutrition. 

Pam Koch on Progressive Radio Network

TFC Executive Director Pam Koch was recently interviewed by Bhavani Jaroff's iEat Green Radio Show on Progressive Radio Network. 

Tisch 'Dish Newsletter Winter 2016

The winter 2016 edition our quarterly newsletter is here! Read about timely policy updates, exciting news from the center, upcoming events and student spotlights. Don't forget to subscribe

Principals’ Perception of Universal Free Lunch: A Survey Analysis

A new report by the Tisch Food Center's Renata Peralta highlights principal support for New York City's universal free lunch program for middle schoolers. This report comes at a time when advocates are pressing the Mayor and City Council to expand this program to elementary and high schools. 

Internship Opportunities for Spring/Summer 2016

The Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy, Teachers College, Columbia University currently has two internship openings for summer 2016. Internships could also be completed in spring 2016 depending on candidates’ availability. Timing for these internships is flexible, but we are ideally looking for candidates to be in our office in NYC 30-40 hours per week for 8-10 weeks. The internships are unpaid.

Tisch Food Center Statement on Senate Child Nutrition Reauthorization Bill

The Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education, and Policy (the Tisch Food Center), Teachers College, Columbia University, are pleased that many of our recommendations have been included in the Senate Agriculture Committee’s proposed bill that lays the groundwork for strengthening nutrition education in federal child nutrition programs.

TFC Executive Director Pamela Koch Featured in Huffington Post for her role on the Common Threads Panel

Tisch Food Center (TFC) executive director Pamela Koch was featured in an article on Huffington Post about her role speaking on a panel at an event hosted by the national nonprofit, Common Threads.

In Defense of Food Film Premieres December 30 on PBS

Gather your friends, family, and fellow food lovers to watch the national broadcast of In Defense of Food, based on the book by Michael Pollan, on December 30th at 9pm on PBS. 

 

Recap of the book talk with author Indira Naidoo

On December 16, 2015, the Tisch Food Center hosted Australian author Indira Naidoo, who spoke about her latest book, The Edible City.

Pamela Koch on NBC Nightly News

TFC executive director, Pamela Koch, was on an NBC Nightly News segment discussing how Big Food is responding to consumers' demand for real food. 

NYTimes: A Seismic Shift in How People Eat

TFC executive director Pam Koch and NYU's Hans Taparia wrote an article for the New York Times. Americans are changing their eating habits and food companies are struggling to keep up. 

Tisch 'Dish Newsletter Fall 2015

The fall edition of the Tisch 'Dish, our quarterly newsletter, is here! Read about timely policy updates, exciting news from the center, and student spotlights.

Big Food: Lobbying Will Only Accelerate the Inevitable

While the food industry ensured that sustainability will not be included in the next Dietary Guidelines for Americans, in the end their efforts may cause them more harm than good.

NYC4CNR August 2015 Newsletter

The August newsletter for NYC4CNR, the policy coalition we co-convene.

Tisch 'Dish Newsletter Summer 2015

The summer edition of Tisch 'Dish, our quarterly newsletter! Read about timely policy updates, exciting news from the center, and student spotlights.

10 Reasons Congress Should Stop Playing Politics With Science and Our Health

Congress is attempting to allow food industry interests to trump the health of people and the planet through the back door approach of the budget process. 

NYC4CNR July 2015 Newsletter

The July 2015 Newsletter for NYC4CNR, the policy coalition we co-convene.

Entertainment combined with behavior change strategies helps kids be healthy

Creature 101 is an online video game for middle school students, which motivates youth to eat healthy and be active through integrating the best entertainment strategies with the best behavior change strategies.

Tisch Food Center to Present Nutrition Education Workshop at Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Conference

The Tisch Food Center is presenting "Talk the Talk and Walk the Walk: Understanding and Engaging Teachers in Nutrition Education" at this year's Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Conference held on July 25-28th in Pittsburgh, PA.

NYC4CNR June Newsletter

The June 2015 Newsletter for NYC4CNR, the policy coalition we co-convene.

NYC4CNR May Newsletter

The May 2015 Newsletter for NYC4CNR, the policy coalition we co-convene.

Views on the News: Revised Dietary Guidelines Must 'Dish' On Sustainability

Experts from Teachers College weigh in here on why  including sustainability in the revised guidelines is critical for our future.

Tisch Food Center Travels the World to Present Research

Nutrition education and the impact the food system has on our population's health are global topics of interest. Executive Director Pam Koch and Faculty Director Isobel Contento will travel to Japan, Malaysia, and Scotland to present the Tisch Food Center's research.

Tisch Food Center Testimony on New York State Assembly Sugared Beverages Bill

The Tisch Food Center submitted written testimonial to the New York State Assembly regarding Bill 2320-A, which would require manufacturers to place warning labels on sugary beverages.

Tisch Food Center at TC Academic Festival

Teachers College Academic Festival is Saturday April 11th from 8am-6:30pm. Executive Director Pam Koch and doctoral student Matthew Graziose will both be a part of the festivities.

Tisch 'Dish Newsletter Spring 2015

New spring edition of the Tisch 'Dish, our quarterly newsletter! Read about our new website, food policy news, research updates & more.

Huffington Post: Don't Let Food Industry Stir the Pot

Instead of endorsing highly processed foods, Pam Koch says nutrition professionals need to focus on supporting policies that make our nation healthier.

Huffington Post: Just Say Yes to Sustainability in the Dietary Guidelines

The Tisch Food Center argues that sustainability should inform the Dietary Guidelines for the health of people and the planet.

Tisch Food Center Launches New Evaluation Partnerships to Explore Healthy School Environments

The Tisch Food Center is launching partnerships with NYC’s Wellness in the Schools (WITS) and the national service organization FoodCorps to evaluate the impact of their work creating school environments that help kids be healthy and ready to learn. 

Teachers Help Make Choice, Control & Change Successful at Changing How Students Eat

Great teachers help students learn better. What we didn’t know until now is that great teaching can also help youth to eat better.

Tisch Scholar Attends SNA and FRAC Conferences in DC

Ali Hard shares her experience advocating in Washington, DC for a strong Child Nutrition Reauthorization.

TC's Koch and Peralta: Education Sets the Table for Healthy Eating in School

Faculty and students weigh in on the importance of nutrition ed in schools and on conscientious meat consumption.

The Tisch Dish

The first edition of our quarterly newsletter, with research spotlights, upcoming events, recent news and more!

World premier of CULTIVATION

Join us for a documentary about Joan Dye Gussow, the "matriarch of the food movement" and TC professor emeritus. November 17th, 6pm, at Teachers College.

Tisch Center's Koch: "Cooking with kids a great way to get them excited about healthy food."

The Kids Cook Monday Offers Free E-Cookbook: The Family Dinner Date

Food Day 2014 at TC

Join us on 10/23 for delicious food, photo booth and more. Plus join the #FoodDayPlate contest now for great prizes.

"In Defense of Food" - a new curriculum and media partnership!

The Tisch Food Center will be creating the curriculum accompanying a forthcoming PBS documentary based on Michael Pollan's "In Defense of Food".

People's Climate March 9/21/14...we'll be there!

Tisch Food Center Study Finds that Only 39% of Public Elementary Schools Have Nutrition Education Programs

Center calls for goal to double programs by 2020.

New research to be presented at Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior

Studies include school gardens, NYC nutrition education programs, community supported agriculture, a science-based nutrition curriculum and wellness policy, an online nutrition game and more.

May We Recommend the Vegetables?

June's "TC Today" features an article about the Tisch Food Center.

NYC4CNR

The Tisch Food Center is working with diverse stakeholders for a strong Child Nutrition Act.

Incorporating Sustainability in Federal Nutrition Guidelines

Tisch Food Center comments to the USDA detailing why eating in a way that supports the health of people and the planet is a crucial consideration for the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015.

Tisch Food Center releases new report: "Expanding Nutrition Education Programs in New York City Elementary Schools: Understanding Practice to Inform Policy"

The report explores the landscape of nutrition education programs in schools in three New York City boroughs, details what is going well, and makes recommendations for improvements. A guide to nutrition education programs available to NYC schools is included.