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 [email protected].
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.
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.