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The Tisch Food Center Announces Pair of Reports: Empowered Eaters

New research shows that nutrition education in New York State and New York City is extremely vulnerable to federal and state budget cuts.

Two new, groundbreaking reports from the Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy (Tisch Food Center) from the Program in Nutrition, Teachers College, Columbia University reveal the complex landscape of nutrition education policy at the federal, New York State, and New York City levels.

These reports provide road maps to empower New York eaters throughout their lives, in all of the places where they live, work, learn, worship, and play:

What makes these reports unique?

  • The first and only comprehensive analyses of federal, state, and city policies and programs that can support nutrition education; 
  • First-hand insight into publicly supported nutrition education from state and city players; and
  • Specific recommendations for policymakers to improve the nutrition education landscape.

What did we find?

  • Food and nutrition education is woven throughout many government initiatives, yet lacks coordination. 
  • Educators and community members need a greater role in designing and implementing nutrition education policy. 
  • New York State and City nutrition education initiatives are highly vulnerable to federal and state budget cuts.

Additional resources:

Published Monday, Jan. 15, 2018

The Tisch Food Center Announces Pair of Reports: Empowered Eaters

Two new, groundbreaking reports from the Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy (Tisch Food Center) from the Program in Nutrition, Teachers College, Columbia University reveal the complex landscape of nutrition education policy at the federal, New York State, and New York City levels.

These reports provide road maps to empower New York eaters throughout their lives, in all of the places where they live, work, learn, worship, and play:

What makes these reports unique?

  • The first and only comprehensive analyses of federal, state, and city policies and programs that can support nutrition education; 
  • First-hand insight into publicly supported nutrition education from state and city players; and
  • Specific recommendations for policymakers to improve the nutrition education landscape.

What did we find?

  • Food and nutrition education is woven throughout many government initiatives, yet lacks coordination. 
  • Educators and community members need a greater role in designing and implementing nutrition education policy. 
  • New York State and City nutrition education initiatives are highly vulnerable to federal and state budget cuts.

Additional resources:

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