MOFAD Roundtable: Whose Responsibility? The Ethics of Manufacturing and Marketing Big Food
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MOFAD Roundtable: Whose Responsibility? The Ethics of Manufacturing and Marketing Big Food

Public health experts gathered in the Grand Hall at New York University’s Global Center this past Thursday, June 19, for yet another “honest discussion about tough food issues.” The roundtable discussion was the third of its kind, in an ongoing series hosted by the Museum of Food and Drink, or MOFAD, a non-profit startup that is launching New York … Continue reading

Childhood Nutrition Education: What Works, What Doesn’t and What’s Missing
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Childhood Nutrition Education: What Works, What Doesn’t and What’s Missing

Feed them and weigh them. Such were the words of nutrition education pioneer, Mary Schwartz Rose, in regards to some of the earliest studies on malnutrition. Today, though the topic of discussion has shifted from malnutrition to obesity, nutrition education still promises healthier and happier lives. However – while some programs promote fruits and vegetables, and others … Continue reading

Maintaining a Public Health Agenda During Political Change: Part 1 – New York City
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Maintaining a Public Health Agenda During Political Change: Part 1 – New York City

Like the changing seasons, our nation is undergoing bitter-sweet political change. Though difficult to believe, Michael Bloomberg is left with 3 months before leaving his 12 year appointment as New York City mayor. Meanwhile, the City of Los Angeles celebrates 3 months since the election of their first Jewish mayor, Eric Garcetti, and 70 million uninsured … Continue reading

A Call For “Good Food Jobs”
Nutrition / Public Health

A Call For “Good Food Jobs”

A new report by the New York City Food Policy Center at Hunter College set out to answer a complex question: Can the food sector support health and economic development? Society has traditionally focused only on the former. With the rise of supermarkets and fast food – distancing food from its growers, purveyors and handlers – food wasn’t food until … Continue reading

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

City or State: Who’s Job Is It To Ensure Healthy Hospital Food?
Nutrition / Public Health

City or State: Who’s Job Is It To Ensure Healthy Hospital Food?

Admission to a hospital or long-term care facility often symbolizes the end; the failure of a cluster of prevention efforts and public health initiatives. Medical diagnoses such as diabetes, hypertension and obesity are billed on a monthly basis; tax money treats what it’s incapable of preventing. Hospitals are, in essence, a very expensive safety net. However, hospitals … Continue reading