Summary: Mayoral Candidate Forum on the Future of Food in New York City
Nutrition / Public Health / Take-Out

Summary: Mayoral Candidate Forum on the Future of Food in New York City

Wednesday evening marked the first time in New York City history that mayoral candidates sat down for a discussion solely on the topic of Food. Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health Marion Nestle moderated the Mayoral Candidate Forum on the Future of Food, held at The New School’s Tishman Auditorium. One theme that quickly … Continue reading

What Can $15 Million Do For New York City’s Food? The Healthy Food And Community Change Initiative
Nutrition / Public Health

What Can $15 Million Do For New York City’s Food? The Healthy Food And Community Change Initiative

On Thursday, February 14, 2013, the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund held a special forum at Columbia University’s Teacher’s College in launch of the Healthy Food and Community Change (HFCC) initiative, pledging a generous $15 million for healthy food initiatives across New York City over the next five years. This tops the $1.5 million donation made in 2008 … 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