Is Michelle Wu America’s Food Justice Mayor?

Is Michelle Wu America’s Food Justice Mayor? Steve Holt Civil Eats The new leader of Boston is embarking on the most ambitious food policy agenda the city has ever seen, and one that could serve as an example for cities nationwide. On a raw, 24-degree February morning, Boston Mayor Michelle [...]

2022-03-28T22:40:10+00:00March 9th, 2022|

Mayor Adams Takes Executive Action to Promote Healthy Food in New York City

Mayor Adams Takes Executive Action to Promote Healthy Food in New York City NYC: Office of the Mayor Mayor Signs Two Executive Orders to Formalize City’s Commitment to Good Food Purchasing and Promote Healthy Food Advertising on City Property NEW YORK – New York City Mayor Eric Adams today signed two executive [...]

2022-03-03T05:45:58+00:00February 10th, 2022|

Senator Michelle Hinchey and Coalition Announce Legislation to Revolutionize the Way Municipalities Buy Food

Senator Michelle Hinchey and Coalition Announce Legislation to Revolutionize the Way Municipalities Buy Food Press Release Office of Senator Michelle Hinchey Hinchey Bill Would Make NY the First State to Implement Values-Based Food Procurement that Directs Commerce Towards BIPOC Businesses & Local Farms, Prioritizes Pro-Environment, Worker, & Animal Welfare Applicants [...]

2022-03-03T05:49:14+00:00January 27th, 2022|

Effort to Build More Humane Food Systems in New York

Effort to Build More Humane Food Systems in New York ASPCA Late last year, we shared exciting news: the Good Food NY Bill (S.7534/A.8580) had been introduced in New York to enable public institutions to buy food that meets certain values-based criteria, including improved farm animal welfare. This afternoon, Senator Michelle Hinchey [...]

2022-03-03T05:34:34+00:00January 27th, 2022|

Pittsburgh Uses School Lunches to Take On Environmental and Labor Issues

Pittsburgh Uses School Lunches to Take On Environmental and Labor Issues An-Li Herring 90.5 WESA Pittsburgh Public Schools will review where it buys food this winter as part of an initial assessment for a “good food purchasing policy” it adopted in the fall. The plan seeks to promote healthy eating, [...]

2022-02-03T22:18:32+00:00December 28th, 2021|

Kate Mackenzie, MS, RD: COVID-19 Food Hero

Kate Mackenzie, MS, RD: COVID-19 Food Hero NYC Food Policy Editor Hunter College New York City Food Policy Center Why She’s a Food Hero: Kate Mackenzie leads the Mayor’s Office of Food Policy. As Director of the Office of Food Policy, she played a critical role in the development and management of [...]

2021-07-18T03:16:37+00:00June 30th, 2021|

Mayor Lightfoot and Community Leaders Release Food Equity Agenda for Chicago

Mayor Lightfoot and Community Leaders Release Food Equity Agenda for Chicago Press Release City of Chicago, Office of the Mayor CHICAGO – Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot today announced the Food Equity Agenda, a multi-year effort, co-created in partnership with a cross-section of community and City representatives, to transform the food system by removing [...]

2021-07-18T02:42:44+00:00June 24th, 2021|

The city’s first food equity council works to feed everyone

The city’s first food equity council works to feed everyone Sharon Hoyer Chicago Reader "I think policy is everything," said Dr. Angela Odoms-Young, a professor at University of Illinois Chicago who researches environmental and social impacts on diet-related diseases. Odoms-Young is one of two dozen public health experts, food justice [...]

2021-07-18T02:38:04+00:00June 21st, 2021|

Children To Receive Free Lunches At Select Los Angeles Parks

Children To Receive Free Lunches At Select Los Angeles Parks Patch LOS ANGELES, CA — Starting Monday and through Aug. 9, children up to 18 years old can receive a free lunch at select Los Angeles city parks. The Summer Food Service Program aims to ensure that children in Los Angeles [...]

2021-07-18T02:31:29+00:00June 13th, 2021|

More than Capital: Why Worker Co-ops Need Access to Markets

More than Capital: Why Worker Co-ops Need Access to Markets Camille Kerr Nonprofit Quarterly Camille Kerr: I was able with my time in this field to get the capital access we needed for ChiFresh Kitchen to get up, to get the infrastructure it needed. But now we need market access. We [...]

2021-07-17T03:39:04+00:00June 9th, 2021|
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