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|

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|

Food Forward NYC: City Releases 10-Year Food Policy Plan

Food Forward NYC: City Releases 10-Year Food Policy Plan The City of New York NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Mayor's Office of Food Policy (MOFP) announced today the release of the City's first ever 10-Year Food Policy Plan, "Food Forward NYC," a comprehensive framework for a more racially and economically equitable, [...]

2021-04-05T18:52:20+00:00February 22nd, 2021|

What Happens When Nation’s Largest School System Goes Meatless One Day a Week?

What Happens When Nation's Largest School System Goes Meatless One Day a Week? JoAnna Klein The Hill More than one million New York school kids are now going meatless on Mondays. What good will it do? The current population of the United States: 327.2 million. The number of students attending [...]

2020-03-12T00:30:55+00:00November 22nd, 2019|

New York City Council Speaker Announces City’s Commitment to Good Food Purchasing Program

New York City Council Speaker Announces City’s Commitment to Good Food Purchasing Program FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contacts: Ribka Getachew, Director of the NYC Good Food Purchasing Campaign, Community Food Advocates, rgetachew@foodadvocates.org Suzanne Adely, Regional Organizer: Mid Atlantic & New England, Food Chain Workers Alliance, suzanne@foodchainworkers.org Craig Willingham, Deputy Director, CUNY Urban Food [...]

2019-08-02T21:49:32+00:00August 2nd, 2019|

Put Food on the Green New Deal Menu

Put Food on the Green New Deal Menu Maggie Dickinson, Nicholas Freudenberg, and Rositsa Ilieva City Limits Last month, New York City and State approved bold Green New Deal plans that will contribute to reducing greenhouse gases, making buildings and transportation more energy efficient, and creating economic and job opportunities. [...]

2019-07-23T00:16:08+00:00July 22nd, 2019|

City’s Milk Buying Could Help Farmers in Crisis and Workers in Need

City’s Milk Buying Could Help Farmers in Crisis and Workers in Need David Brand CityLimits.org Feature photo: Chaumtoli Huq, a CUNY Law professor and a labor lawyer, has called on New York and other big cities to wield their power to affect food supply chains. Photo by Adi Talwar. [...]

2018-09-26T18:06:00+00:00September 20th, 2018|

How Cities are Improving Animal Welfare in our Food System

How Cities are Improving Animal Welfare in our Food System Leah Galitzdorfer CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute The nomination of our nation’s new Secretary of Agriculture is imminent—likely to occur over the three days prior to Friday’s inauguration, according to Vice-President-elect Mike Pence. As my colleague Nora Gilbert and I recently [...]

2018-05-30T22:25:01+00:00March 27th, 2018|