Our first ever Youth Food Educators cohort has officially graduated! We are so impressed with their work and look forward to continuing the program next year. Their counter-marketing campaign “the twist” aims to raise awareness around unhealthy food and beverage marketing to youth, particularly low-income youth and youth of color. We’ll announce the launch of their campaign soon!
#ICYMI Marion Nestle gave an engaging and informative talk at our December 7th Food Policy for Breakfast Seminar, the first held in the new CUNY School of Public Health space on 125th street. Dr. Nestle’s research reveals the complex machinery of the soda industry, particularly highlighting the duality of companies like Coca Cola and PepsiCo that profit from products that make us sick while inserting their brands into the fabric of communities here and abroad through philanthropy and substantial investment. Her book provides a roadmap of the progress made by advocates across many fields working to combat these ill-effects as well as the work that lies ahead. Event video, audio, photos and Dr. Nestle’s presentation are all available on our website.
Looking ahead to 2016, we are developing out spring Food Policy for Breakfast Seminar schedule and have a “Careers in Food Systems” event in the works. Check our website, your inbox and follow us on social media for updates.
Wishing all a safe, happy and healthy holiday season and New Year.