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Advocacy Tools: School-based Nutrition Education in NYC Council Districts and Boroughs

School-based nutrition education is a key component of a whole child approach to education, supporting student health and academic achievement.

School-based nutrition education is a key component of a whole child approach to education, supporting student health and academic achievement. Many New York City schools partner with external nutrition education programs. Through engaging activities, these programs provide students with motivation, skills, knowledge, and supportive environments to make food choices that promote health, ecological sustainability, and social justice. Yet significant gaps exist in the distribution of nutrition education programs in New York City schools.

How do we advocate for great nutrition education for all? First, we have to know what programs exists and where they are operating. By providing the following briefs, we hope to arm communities, advocates, and policy makers with the data they need to make a case for increased funding and prioritization. Find your borough and/or city council district below:

New York City Boroughs

New York City Council Districts 

Find a full database of all school-based nutrition education programs in NYC here.

Interested in learning more? Read our reports: A is for Apple: The State of Nutrition Education Programs in New York City Schools & Empowered Eaters: A Road Map for Stronger New York City Nutrition Education Policies and Programs

Questions? Email cu2155@tc.columbia.edu

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Advocacy Tools: School-based Nutrition Education in NYC Council Districts and Boroughs

School-based nutrition education is a key component of a whole child approach to education, supporting student health and academic achievement. Many New York City schools partner with external nutrition education programs. Through engaging activities, these programs provide students with motivation, skills, knowledge, and supportive environments to make food choices that promote health, ecological sustainability, and social justice. Yet significant gaps exist in the distribution of nutrition education programs in New York City schools.

How do we advocate for great nutrition education for all? First, we have to know what programs exists and where they are operating. By providing the following briefs, we hope to arm communities, advocates, and policy makers with the data they need to make a case for increased funding and prioritization. Find your borough and/or city council district below:

New York City Boroughs

New York City Council Districts 

Find a full database of all school-based nutrition education programs in NYC here.

Interested in learning more? Read our reports: A is for Apple: The State of Nutrition Education Programs in New York City Schools & Empowered Eaters: A Road Map for Stronger New York City Nutrition Education Policies and Programs

Questions? Email cu2155@tc.columbia.edu

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