Center News – February 2015
A new year, a new semester. We are pleased to announce the recent appointment of Nevin Cohen as Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management at the CUNY School of Public Health. His current research examines the potential for cities to transform the food system through policies that support healthy and sustainable everyday food practices, including comparative research on food system governance and food practices in New York and Amsterdam. Professor Cohen brings his skills and experience in urban planning and policy development to his role as faculty associate at the NYC Food Policy Center.
Professors Nicholas Freudenberg and Nevin Cohen will lead the spring 2015 East Harlem Research Action Workshop. Beginning this week, ten East Harlem community advocates and CUNY students of all levels will come together to develop solutions to some of the community’s most pressing food needs and improve the local food environment. Read the press release to find out more about these fellows.
Our first food policy for breakfast seminar of 2015, “Food Policy for Breakfast: Race, Racism and Food Justice: Advancing a More Equitable Food System in New York City reached capacity in the first 24 hours after our e-invite! Thank you for your overwhelming interest in this important panel discussion. To those of you who were interested in attending but unable to register, we’ll livestream the seminar here on our website- more information to come!
Be sure to check your inbox for the latest updates on the rest of our spring 2015 breakfast seminar dates and programming.