MOFAD Roundtable: Whose Responsibility? The Ethics of Manufacturing and Marketing Big Food
Nutrition / Take-Out

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

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

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

Food Companies Pledge To Shed Calories, But Will The AND Shed Their Sponsors?
Nutrition

Food Companies Pledge To Shed Calories, But Will The AND Shed Their Sponsors?

In a news-heavy week, two documents surfaced that sparked a heavy discussion on the current status of the U.S. food industry. Calorie-Reduction Pledges Barry Popkin, Distinguished Professor of Global Nutrition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was chosen by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) to lead an independent evaluation of 16 … Continue reading

The Milk Cliff, And The Scary Thought Of Paying A Fair Price For Dairy
Nutrition

The Milk Cliff, And The Scary Thought Of Paying A Fair Price For Dairy

U.S. citizens are outraged by the thought of paying 7 to 8 dollars for a gallon of milk, but who is to say that’s expensive? The USDA’s Milk Income Loss Contract Program (MILC), administered by the Farm Service Agency (FSA), is meant to “compensate dairy producers when domestic milk prices fall below a specific level.” This is a fancy way … Continue reading

Plate Waste: Not the Schools Fault
Nutrition

Plate Waste: Not the Schools Fault

Under the new U.S. Department of Agriculture guidelines for school lunches, pushed forth by first lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, schools are now required to offer students at least one serving of fruits or vegetables at every meal. Just before the release of the new regulations, critics suspected the USDA would find another loophole to shortchange the public … Continue reading