New York City Food Policy Watch
 October 2015
The Advocate: 
 Interview with Marlene Schwartz, Director,
Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity

Dr. Schwartz began her career as a therapist treating eating disorders and obesity. 
NYC Food by the Numbers: 
Pathmark, 125th Street and Lexington Avenue 
The Pathmark supermarket at 125th Street and Lexington Avenue is an important source of food in East Harlem. What are the implications for the food environment now that it's been purchased by a luxury developer? 
The Role of Health Professionals and Municipal Governments in Reducing the Promotion
of Unhealthy Food

by Nicholas Freudenberg, Faculty Director, NYC Food Policy Center at Hunter College
If highly processed foods are still heavily promoted, ubiquitous and cheap, it will be hard to make improvements in health and nutrition.
Community Partner Spotlight: 
Cada Paso 
East Harlem Community Residents on a Cada Paso walk
Cada Paso is a walking program that connects families with local health resources in East Harlem.
Read more here>>> 
Current Food Policy News  
Via Flicker from TEDx Manhattan

Tom Colicchio Spoke to Vice's Munchies About Taking the Food Advocacy Fight to Washington (Vice Media's Munchies)  

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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: Marlene Schwartz
NYC Food by the Numbers
Reducing the Promotion of Unhealthy Food
Community Partner Spotlight
Food Policy News
Food Policy Journal Watch
Center News Brief
Upcoming Events

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
Event is sold out, location may change if larger space becomes available.
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
More info and RSVP>>

December 14, 2015 
Food Policy for Breakfast: 
Soda Politics: Taking on Big Soda (and Winning), a Conversation with Marion Nestle
CUNY School of Public Health
9:00am - 10:30am
55 West 125th St. 7th Floor
New York, NY 10027

FPC News 

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer leads a Big Apple Crunch at Uptown Grand Central on 10/21/15
 In celebration of Food Day 2015, The Center cosponsored a Big Apple Crunch with nearly 200 East Harlem children, in collaboration with the New Harlem East Merchants Association (NHEMA), Wellness in the Schools, Edible Schoolyard, Harlem RBI, Harlem DPHO, and many of our East Harlem community partners.

Healthy Food for Upper Manhattan

Healthy Food for Upper Manhattan Visioning Session
Monday November 23rd
3:30PM- 5:00 PM
Room L2-82, 1425
Madison Ave
New York, NY 10029 

Join the Healthy Food for Upper Manhattan planning team to shape the vision and mission of HFUM and establish goals for the upcoming year. Email to RSVP.
Healthy Food for Upper Manhattan General Meeting 
Monday December 7th
12:00PM- 1:30 PM
East and Central Harlem District Public Health Office
161-169 E 110th Street
Email to RSVP.

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.