The Soda Cap: How PhotoVoice Can Help Design More Acceptable Health Policies
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The Soda Cap: How PhotoVoice Can Help Design More Acceptable Health Policies

On Monday, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s highly publicized “Soda Cap” (better known as the “Soda Ban”) was blocked by Justice Milton A. Tingling of the State Supreme Court. Among the reasons why the law was struck  down include: 1) only City-owned food service establishments would be required to follow the regulation, excluding bodegas, which are … Continue reading

NYC Snacks on Mixed-Use Development, Leaves No Room for Food Policy
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NYC Snacks on Mixed-Use Development, Leaves No Room for Food Policy

NEW YORK CITY – City officials and developers made history Tuesday when they broke ground at the 26-acre development site for the Hudson Rail Yards project. Surprisingly, the much-anticipated plan doesn’t put forth any unique plans in accordance with FoodWorks,  the city’s recently released plan for a more sustainable food system. Naming it “Manhattan’s final frontier,” Mayor Michael … Continue reading

Food Metrics 2012: NYC Releases It’s First Report After Enactment of Local Law 52
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Food Metrics 2012: NYC Releases It’s First Report After Enactment of Local Law 52

The past few years have seen a lot of work on the New York City’s food system coming from the municipal government. In an effort to offer residents a “greener, greater New York,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg released PlaNYC in 2007.  The report entailed 127 initiatives targeted for goal-specific improvements by 2030. However, the report didn’t choose to … Continue reading