Center News: December

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Center News: December

This time of year is busy for those of us who work in and care about food. With Thanksgiving now behind us and Christmas fast approaching, we hope the spirit of sharing and generosity will remain past this holiday season.

On November 14th we were pleased to host the 2nd Annual FRESH Food Retail Summit, which brought together industry leaders from corporate to community to hear perspectives from around the table and strategize the role NYC neighborhood food retailers can play to increase access to healthful foods in underserved areas of New York City. The healthy Food Retail Networking Group, the organizers of the summit, is always looking to collaborate with new organizations that are committed to supporting increased access to healthy foods at brick and mortar food retail venues in NYC. If you are interested in joining this collaboration or in providing funding, please contact Jessica Goodell at for more information.

Early in December we were pleased to welcome senior staff from NYC SchoolFood to talk with master’s level nutrition students about their work providing over 800,000 meals to New York City’s children.IMG_0343 IMG_0366

We hope you’ll join us on December 16th for our last Fall 2014 Food Policy for Breakfast Seminar: 80 Years of Federal Food Assistance Policy: Implications for Child Nutrition Reauthorization in Difficult Times.Breadlines

At this session of Food Policy for Breakfast, Poppendieck will explore the factors that explain this relative success, and then use this explanation to consider the prospects for Child Nutrition Reauthorization, now coming up in a Congress in which the GOP controls both houses.  What can we learn from the history of food assistance that can help us prepare to make CNR 2015 a victory for America’s children?

We look forward to wrapping up this productive semester and continuing our efforts to facilitate knowledge sharing, and collaboration, with the goal of contributing to a healthier, more equitable city!

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