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

Marion Nestle, Thomas Farley, Sue Atkinson, and Derek Yach: Summary Of The Tisch Public Health Forum On Food Policy And Obesity
Nutrition / Public Health

Marion Nestle, Thomas Farley, Sue Atkinson, and Derek Yach: Summary Of The Tisch Public Health Forum On Food Policy And Obesity

On Tuesday, January 29th, four food policy experts sat down to discuss policies in responses to obesity at the 2013 Joan H. Tisch Public Health Forum. The event was held at Hunter College’s Roosevelt House, moderated by Senior Editor of The Atlantic, Corby Kummer. Below is a summary of the night’s proceedings, divided by speaker: THOMAS … Continue reading

Kerry And Obama, The World Gets Hungry Back Home And Abroad
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Kerry And Obama, The World Gets Hungry Back Home And Abroad

Senator Kerry’s Confirmation Hearing On Thursday, January 24th, Secretary of State nominee Senator John Kerry testified before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. In his opening statement, Senator Kerry noted the importance of food security in American foreign policy, “President Obama and every one of us here knows that American foreign policy is not defined by drones and … Continue reading

After Sandy, NYC Health Priorities May See Waves of Change
Public Health

After Sandy, NYC Health Priorities May See Waves of Change

New York City healthy policy has witnessed countless changes over the recent decade. The Department of Health has produced sweeping efforts to help with healthy food access and awareness, promoting food security, and improving food system sustainability. Mayor Bloomberg incorporated some of these food policy initiatives in his latest PlaNYC 2030, which sets goals for city improvement … Continue reading