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.
New York City’s FY 2021 Budget should prioritize prevention services and address health disparities in our City’s communities of color. To ensure New Yorkers are stronger, safer, and healthier moving forward, we urge the Mayor and City Council to fully fund the Food Ed Hub, SYEP, and GrowNYC School Gardens in the FY 2021 budget.
The Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy stands with and in support of our community of educators, students, parents, and partners in rejecting the dehumanization, violence against, and loss of Black lives.
The Tisch Food Center, Common Threads, and FoodCorps recently co-hosted a webinar on Delivering Digital Food and Nutrition Education Content During Covid-19. The webinar included tips on tailoring interventions to your audience, basic filming and video editing, and strategies for developing high-quality digital content during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s the top five lessons we learned from this webinar.
Additional food assistance through Pandemic Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) is now available to all NY students who would have received a free or reduced-price meal at school—including undocumented students, students whose private schools participate in the National School Lunch Program, and students in districts that implement the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP).
During the public health crisis, the Food Ed Hub has emerged as a key convener, coordinating COVID-19 responses with its 80+ Coalition Members to continue to provide critical resources to vulnerable communities, despite increasing financial pressures. In a letter to City Council, the 37 supporting organizations urge City Council to include funding for the Food Ed Hub in FY2021.
The Food Ed Hub's COVD-19's impact on Food and Nutrition Education Organizations in NYC survey results are featured in Chalkbeat.
Without a streamlined federal plan, effective implementation of emergency school meal measures has been incredibly difficult. Here's a list of best practices from school meal providers from across the country.
On March 27th, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (H.R. 748). Here is a summary of the changes the CARES and Families First Coronavirus (H.R. 6201) Acts make to federal nutrition programs.
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The Families First Coronavirus Response Act, H.R. 6201, enables states to enact emergency measures to provide students with nutritious food during school closures.
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.