Food Policy for Breakfast: Finding Synergy: Strategies for Coordinating Multiple Food Initiatives to Magnify Impact and Reduce Duplication – Resources

by nycadmin
Tuesday, June 9, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM (EDT)
Part of our Spring 2015 Food Policy for Breakfast Seminar Series.

COMIDASBANNERNEWTo what extent and in what ways are the many recent initiatives already collaborating and strengthening each others work? What are existing mechanisms and processes for coordinating this work? What strategies can we identify to find synergies and magnify the impact of this work, and find synergy among the different programs?

In this session we will bring together representatives of community organizations, local government, philanthropy, and academia to explore the opportunities and challenges associated with the multiple new initiatives related to food and food policy in New York City.


Tracey Capers, Executive Vice President, Programs/Organizational Development, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation

Colleen Flynn, Green and Healthy Neighborhoods Director, Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Diana Johnson, Director of Community Projects, NYC Food Policy Center at Hunter College

Rick Luftglass, Executive Director, Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund

Cathy Nonas, Senior Adviser, Center for Health Equity, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Moderated by Nicholas Freudenberg, Distinguished Professor of Public Health, CUNY School of Public Health & Hunter College, and Faculty Director, NYC Food Policy Center at Hunter College.

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Selected Resources

10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production (10YFP), adopted by heads of state at the Rio+20 Conference, seeks to accelerate the transition to more sustainable modes of consumption and production (SCP) globally.

Libman K. Has New York City fallen into the local trap? Public Health 2015; April, 129(4): 310-317 – From our series of papers in the April issue of the British journal Public Health by Hunter College faculty and their international colleagues that seeks to answer the question: “What role cities can play in food policy?” The reports assess current efforts to reduce diet-related disease, obesity, and food insecurity in four world cities: New York City, London, Shanghai and Cape Town.

Mayor’s Office of Food Policy. 2014 New York City Food Metrics Report – The most comprehensive recent compendium of what’s happening and being measured around food from a city-wide perspective

Massachusetts Food Policy Council: Massachusetts Food System Plan – outlines the goals, strategies, structure, planning and implementation process of this new comprehensive food plan.

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