On January 22, President Biden announced a COVID Economic Relief Executive Order (EO) to help American families and businesses affected by the current pandemic. Below is a summary of the aspects of President Biden’s Executive Order that address hunger in America.
The COVID-19 pandemic has increased food insecurity in New York State. We know from New York City data that participation in school meals dropped by almost 70%. Knowing the number of school meals missed in New York State during COVID-19 school closures can help officials and advocates identify where need is greatest.
The Tisch Food Center recently hosted an informal “coffee check-in” to share food ed best practices. The event was an opportunity to shine a spotlight on the successes Food Ed Coalition members have had despite the challenges COVID-19 has presented.
On January 14, President Biden announced the American Rescue Plan. Of the $1.9 trillion in federal funding to help Americans recover from the impact, a portion has been allocated to address growing hunger and ensure that everyone has access to healthy, affordable food options, regardless of background.
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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!
TFC, Harvard, and UNC research exposes disparities in school meal access in rural areas. Based on the data, TFC's McCarthy hopes to see the USDA develop a school meal distribution plan for emergencies that takes race into account.
Julia McCarthy urges new Biden administration to commit to free, healthy school lunch for all.
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.