Food and nutrition are key elements of resiliency that New York City can’t afford to neglect. The City Council should reinstate the funding for the Food Ed Hub to ensure our communities are stronger, safer, and healthier moving forward from this pandemic.
The current public health crisis has highlighted the important role that schools play in students’ diets and made increasingly clear how dangerous diet-related diseases can be. Restoring Food Ed Hub funding and supporting the Food Ed Coalition’s priorities are two ways the Council can ensure our communities are stronger, safer, and healthier moving forward.
Last month, the Mayor’s Office of Food Policy published its first-ever 10-year food plan. The plan reflects lessons learned from the pandemic, focusing on supporting food security for low-income communities of color, protecting food workers, and strengthening supply chains.
The NY Food 20/20 Project, a collaboration of the Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy; Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center; and CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute, is pleased to announce the release of a new report, Towards a NYC COVID-19 Food Response in 2021.
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Julia McCarthy notes that NYCDOE staff have worked tirelessly to serve food to a population larger than “any entity in the country other than the Department of Defense."
"Borough President Adams’ plan paints a clear picture of what our food system can be, rather than the cluttered quagmire of unhealthy foods that it currently is," comments Julia McCarthy on the new plan to expand urban agriculture in NYC.
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.