Sam Kass: From White House Chef to Senior Nutrition Policy Adviser
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Sam Kass: From White House Chef to Senior Nutrition Policy Adviser

As former Assistant Chef at the White House, Sam Kass believes in good-tasting food that is also good for you. So upon discussing the current state of the American food system, he finds himself at odds. Just a few minutes in to a question and answer session at Harvard University, Kass blurted, “schools are serving sh*t” and “grocery stores are cr*p.” … 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

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

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