New York City Food Policy Watch
November 2015
The Advocate: 
 Interview with Marion Nestle, Advocate and Author
Dr. Marion Nestle is Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies & Public Health at NYU. 
NYC Food by the Numbers: 
Rezoning for Health: Food 
How can zoning shape our local food environments to improve our health? 
Beyond Pathmark: A Policy Brief
Pathmark at 125th Street and Lexington Avenue closed in November 2015.
The closing of the Pathmark supermarket on 125th Street and Lexington Avenue confronts the people of East Harlem with some immediate problems and raises important questions for the future of this community.
Zoning and the City's Food System:
A Recap and a Look Ahead

by Nevin Cohen, Associate Professor, CUNY School of Public Health
New construction in Upper Manhattan.
Nevin Cohen reflects on our November 17th Food Policy for Breakfast Seminar Zoning and the City's Food System.
Community Partner Spotlight: 
Association to Benefit Children 
An Iron Chef class at ABC: parents created meals utilizing the contents of farm fresh produce without knowing what the ingredients would be.
The Association to Benefit Children (ABC) was created to amplify the voices of defenseless children by combating the debilitating effects of poverty and championing the right of every child to a joyful and nurturing childhood.
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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: Marion Nestle
NYC Food by the Numbers
Beyond Pathmark
Zoning and Food
Community Partner Spotlight
Food Policy News
Food Policy Journal Watch
Center News Brief
Upcoming Events

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
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New York, NY 10027
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FPC News 

Via City Harvest: Our Lenses on the City: breakout sessions included a meditation room,  small group discussions, interactive cooking demonstration, and performances by local artists. 
Earlier this month, Center Faculty Director Nicholas Freudenberg talked about Good Food Jobs at City Harvest's Leadership Summit Beyond Hunger: The City of Tomorrow. This summit brought together thought-leaders, innovators, philanthropists, policy makers and practitioners to imagine and debate the possibilities for a hunger-free city of tomorrow.

Healthy Food for Upper Manhattan

Healthy Food for Upper Manhattan General Meeting

Not a Big Box, Not an App: Alternative Food Sources for Upper Manhattan

Monday December 7th
12:00PM- 1:30 PM
East and Central Harlem District Public Health Office
161-169 E 110th Street
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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.