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New Study: Does Mexico’s ‘soda tax’ have a signaling effect?

A new study in PLOS One by Program in Nutrition alum Dr. Cristina Álvarez-Sánchez et al., explores if awareness of Mexico’s national soda tax, and the accompanying highly visible campaign on why to drink less soda, had an association with how much soda people drink.

Tisch Food Center Gathers Nutrition Educators Across NYC for Food-Ed Summit

On October 2, we convened over 75 food and nutrition education professionals, advocates, and school community members from across the city to explore forming a coalition with a shared vision that ALL NYC school children deserve healthy, equitable, sustainable, and culturally responsive food access and education.

New Study: How do we get students to eat more fruits and vegetables at school? Depends on how you slice it!

A new study in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior by Program in Nutrition alum Dr. Ian Ang et. al., indicates that one way to get students to eat more fruit at school may be as simple as slicing it.

New Study: Learning What Students Actually Eat In The Cafeteria May Be Easier Than We Once Thought

A new study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics by Program in Nutrition Alum Dr. Matthew Graziose et al., suggests that a quick and simple questionnaire may substitute for more involved methods of evaluating fruits and vegetables students take and eat at school lunch. When we know more about the types of fruits and vegetables students are eating in school meals, or whether they are eating them at all, we can accurately test programs and shift messages to ensure students are getting the maximum benefit. For example, this questionnaire can be used by nonprofits looking for a cost-effective way to measure program impacts on fruit and vegetable consumption at school lunch. A tool such as this one may also help policy makers direct funding and support for school lunch programming.

Bill Introduced in NYC to Improve Food & Nutrition Ed Reporting

On Wednesday, January 16th 2019 we joined our Food-Ed Coalition colleagues for a rally and hearing to support Int 1283, the NYC Food & Nutrition Ed reporting bill, from City Council Education Committee Chairman Mark Treyger & Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer. The experience was exciting and empowering for nutrition education advocates, parents, students, educators, and organizations across the city.