October is a National Farm to School Month, an annual 31-day campaign to celebrate the connections happening across the country between kids, families, and their community food systems. This year, New Yorkers have even more reason to celebrate: despite changes to school meal service caused by COVID-19, our Farm to School program's local procurement reimbursement remains available to all districts.
To inform future food service practice and policy in rural school districts, this brief outlines rural school meal programs’ responses to school closures during the 2019-2020 school year, discusses promising practices and potential pitfalls of school meal programs, and provides federal policy recommendations to support school meal service in 2020-2021 and beyond.
The discretionary budget of the NYC Council, also known as Schedule C, funds non-profit services, including many initiatives operated by members of the Food Ed Coalition. To understand how much discretionary funding went to different food-related initiatives, the Tisch Food Center analyzed the Schedule C documents for 2020 and 2021 at the time of adoption.
A new report by TFC, CUNY Urban Food Institute, and NYC Food Policy Center on the impact of COVID-19 on NYC's food system shines a light on the pitfalls of its current food policies. Read more on the report's recommendations for fostering a healthier, stronger, more equitable food system and further ways for individuals and organizations to create change.
Distance learning can protect students from the immediate threat of COVID-19. But students’ increased use of digital learning tools could exacerbate another, long-term public health problem: diet-related disease.
The Tisch Food Center Asks USDA to Help Protect Students from Digital Food Marketing in a letter to the USDA.
To understand how urban schools with large populations of economically vulnerable students distributed school meals during COVID-19, a team of researchers, including from the Tisch Food Center, conducted a case study of four of the largest urban school districts in the United States: Chicago Public Schools (CPS), Houston Independent School District (HISD), Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), and New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE).
Need fresh ideas for learning at home? Find FREE food and nutrition education lesson plans, videos, recipes, and activities developed by NYC organizations. Ideal for use by families and teachers, for children grades K-12, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A professional development online course for educators with a passion for helping our next generation eat well for themselves and for the planet.
Engage children in exploring food systems, food choice, and personal health with our evidence-based curricula, designed for educators in a variety of settings.
The Food Ed Finder is a database of food and nutrition education programs available to New York City Schools. Use our searchable database to find a program for your child!
The Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy, in the Program in Nutrition conducts research on food and nutrition education practice and policy. We translate our research into resources for educators, policy makers, and advocates, to give people power to demand healthy, just, sustainable food. Our vision is transforming the status quo through food and nutrition education.