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|

To Tackle Racial Injustice in City Contracting, Start with Food

To Tackle Racial Injustice in City Contracting, Start with Food Michelle Wu and Sheldon Lloyd The Boston Globe Boston city councilor and mayoral candidate Michelle Wu and City Fresh Foods executive officer Sheldon Lloyd penned an opinion piece for the Boston Globe on how the city can tackle economic recovery, [...]

2021-04-13T23:40:07+00:00April 7th, 2021|

Student Research Finds Lack of Transparency, Systemic Discrimination in Food Supply System

Student Research finds Lack of Transparency, Systemic Discrimination in Food Supply System Fran Silverman Yale School of the Environment Photo credit: Photo Beto Efforts to help direct institutional food purchasing toward more equitable and sustainable food suppliers can be stymied by a lack of transparency and by discriminatory practices that [...]

2021-04-15T20:03:42+00:00March 31st, 2021|

Critical Research Reveals Systemic Issues in Buffalo Food Supply Chain

Critical Research Reveals Systemic Issues in Buffalo Food Supply Chain Good Food Buffalo in partnership with Food Chain Workers Alliance and HEAL Food Alliance Transparency for Justice: Buffalo Institutional Suppliers Extended Executive Summary A supply chain research project by students from the Social Justice in the Global Food System graduate [...]

2021-04-15T19:28:44+00:00March 29th, 2021|

How New York City Is Revolutionizing Good Food Policy

How New York City Is Revolutionizing Good Food Policy Errol Schweizer Forbes New York City has released a comprehensive and groundbreaking food policy document. Food Forward NYC: A 10 Year Policy Plan is a sweeping overview of goals, strategies and operational considerations to ensure that the city is building an [...]

2021-04-05T19:04:21+00:00March 23rd, 2021|
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