Center News – April 2015

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Center News – April 2015

We are pleased to announce the inaugural meeting of Healthy Food For Upper Manhattan (HFUM), a workgroup and collaborative space focused specifically on food-related work in Upper Manhattan. Together with two leading community organizations, the Partnership for a Healthier Manhattan at Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai and SCAN-NY, we will bring partners together to work on targeted campaigns and identify how to can expand or fund projects. To learn more, please contact Diana Johnson, Director of Community Projects at

In case you missed it, our last food policy for breakfast seminar featured a talk by Eric Holt Giménez, Executive Director of FoodFirst. You can watch his full talk, a highlight video, and excerpts from the Q&A session on our website.

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From left: Nevin Cohen, Michael Ottley, Kate KacKenzie, Rozanne Gold present on a panel entitled “The Crisis of the Empty Plate; Hunger, Resilience, Recovery” at the New School’s Gotham on a Plate conference, April 10, 2015.

Center Policy Director Jan Poppendieck and Faculty Associate Nevin Cohen both spoke at last week’s Gotham on a Plate Conference, hosted by the New School on April 10th and 11th. Cohen moderated a panel entitled “The Crisis of the Empty Plate: Hunger, Resilience, Recovery” with panelists Kate MacKenzie, Rozanne Gold, Michael Ottley. Poppendieck closed out the conference on a panel moderated by Marion Nestle entitled “The Power of the Public Plate: Policy and Procurement”, alongside Barbara Turk, NYC Food Policy Coordinator and Thomas Forster. For more information, click here.

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