New York City Food Policy Watch
 September 2015
The Advocate: 
 Interview with Corinna Hawkes, Honorary Fellow,
City University of London Centre for Food Policy
Dr. Hawkes has studied food and trade for many years and served as a policy analyst and adviser for many international organizations.
NYC Food by the Numbers: 
New York State produced 1.3 billion pounds of apples in 2014, ranking second in the U.S. after Washington State- and New Yorkers are eating more local apples than we realize.
Food Tech and Grocery Store Alternatives
By Ashley Rafalow, Director of Operations and Communications, NYC Food Policy Center
A public health perspective on the emerging on-demand economy.
Community Partner Spotlight: 
New Harlem East Merchants Association 

The creation of the Uptown Grand Central plaza is an important demonstration of the role of food in "place making"...

Current Food Policy News  

Via NPR: From left: Sodium benzoate, azodicarbonamide, shellac. The images are from Ingredients: A Visual Exploration of 75 Additives & 25 Food Products. Dwight Eschliman/Regan Arts

'Ingredients': An Eye-Opening Look At The Additives In Our Food (NPR)  

22 Educational Programs Changing the Food System (Food Tank) 


EPA Announces New Rules To Protect Farmworkers From Pesticides (NPR) 


Q&A: Dr. Pedro Sanchez Discusses Cuba (UC Food Observer)  

Food Policy Journal Watch 

New York City Food Policy Watch is the monthly e-newsletter of the New York City Food Policy Center at Hunter College. We keep an eye on food policy in New York City and on urban food policy around the nation and the world. We also provide updates on our own policy analyses and research activities and on the food policy activities of City University of New York faculty, students and staff.  
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In This Issue
The Advocate: Corinna Hawkes
NYC Food by the Numbers
Food Tech and Grocery Alternatives
Community Partner Spotlight
Food Policy News
Food Policy Journal Watch
Center News Brief
Upcoming Events

October 7, 2015
Food Policy for Breakfast:
Challenging Food Industry Practices and Messages on Nutrition: What Role for Health Professionals?
Dr. Jim Krieger, Executive Director, Action for Healthy Food

Marlene Schwartz, PhD, Director for the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity

CUNY Graduate Center
 9am - 10:30am
365 5th Avenue @34th St. Room C201/202/203
New York, NY 10016

November 17, 2015
Food Policy for Breakfast:
Zoning and the City's Food System: Opportunities to Shape Healthier Food Environments in NYC

CUNY Graduate Center
9am - 10:30am
365 5th Avenue @34th St. Skylight Room
New York, NY 10016
Save the date!

November 30, 2015 
Special lecture session
Understanding NYC SchoolFood:

a discussion with
 procurement and menu development specialists

     Hunter College Silberman Building
2:15pm - 3:45pm
2180 Third Avenue @119th St.
New York, NY 10035  Room 217

FPC News 

HFUM Planning Committee facilitated a dialog on rezoning and food in Upper Manhattan on 9/21

On September 21 we helped to reconvene the Healthy Food for Upper Manhattan (HFUM) workgroup at the CUNY School of Public Health's new space on 125
th Street in Central Harlem.

Tapping into the larger citywide conversation around rezoning, the topic of this meeting was rezoning and food, as East Harlem community leaders and residents move forward in developing a shared vision for the future of East Harlem. 

Free Lunch! 

This 2015-16 school year, school lunch is free for students in NYC public middle schools. The academic community is full of parents, caregivers, recent K-12 graduates and service providers working across the city in our public schools, and we need your help to spread the word! 
Please share this flyer (in English and Spanish) with your networks.

About Us


The New York City Food Policy Center develops intersectoral, innovative and effective solutions to preventing diet-related diseases and promoting food security in New York and other cities. The Center works with policy makers, community organizations, advocates and the public to create healthier, more sustainable food environments and to use food to promote community and economic development. Through interdisciplinary research, policy analysis, evaluation and education, we leverage the expertise and passion of the students, faculty and staff of Hunter College and the CUNY School of Public Health and other CUNY campuses.   


The Center aims to make New York a model for smart, fair food policy.