Testimony

Testimony

2015

Testimony to the New York State Food Policy Council

by Nicholas Freudenberg, Faculty Director, NYC Food Policy Center at Hunter College

On July 15, 2015, NYC Food Policy Center staffer Ashley Rafalow presented testimony focusing on the need for greater coordination statewide of food activities and workforce development, growth in the public food sector, and a commitment to discouraging promotion and reduced availability of unhealthy food, especially to children.

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Testimony to the National Commission on Hunger in the United States

by Jan Poppendieck, Policy Director, NYC Food Policy Center at Hunter College

On May 13, 2015, NYC Food Policy Center Policy Director Jan Poppendieck presented testimony focusing on the need for universal free school meals, increased SNAP benefits, and a White House Conference on Food an Hunger.

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Testimony to the New York York State Assembly Committees on Consumer Affairs and Protection and on Health

by Nicholas Freudenberg, Faculty Director, NYC Food Policy Center at Hunter College

On April 13, the New York State Assembly Committees on Consumer Affairs and Protection and on Health met in New York City to hear testimony on Assembly Bill 2320-A, which would require manufacturers of sugar-sweetened beverages to place a safety warning on those beverages and in places where the beverages are served.

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Testimony to the New York City Council Committee on Education: Fiscal Year 2016 Preliminary Budget Hearing

by Jan Poppendieck, Policy Director, NYC Food Policy Center at Hunter College

On March 25, 2015, the New York City Council Committee on Education, chaired by Councilmember Danny Dromm, held a Fiscal Year 2016 preliminary budget hearing. Among the interest groups appearing to present testimony to the Council were supporters of universal free school meals citywide. Here we provide an overview of the testimony and events of the day focusing on the effort around universal free meals in all New York City public schools.

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2013

testimony1Testimony to the New York City Council Committees on Governmental Operations and Contracts on Oversight on An Update on Foodworks

by Nicholas Freudenberg, Faculty Co-director,  NYC Food Policy Center at Hunter College

On Wednesday, September 25, Nicholas Freudenberg,  Distinguished Professor of Public Health at the  CUNY School of Public Health and Hunter College and the  Faculty Director of the New York City Food Policy Center at Hunter College testified before the City Council Committees on Governmental Operations and Contracts on Oversight on the New York City Council’s FoodWorks: A Vision to Improve New York City’s Food System. read more…

 

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Testimony to the New York City Council Committees on General Welfare, Women’s Issues and Health on Hunger in New York City

by Janet Poppendieck and Nicholas Freudenberg, Faculty Co-directors, NYC Food Policy Center at Hunter College

 

 

 

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Testimony to the New York State Food Policy Council 2013 Annual Winter Meeting

by Janet Poppendieck and Nicholas Freudenberg, Faculty Co-directors, NYC Food Policy Center at Hunter College

December 11, 2013

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