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

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

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

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

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