Food Policy for Breakfast: Food Policy Research in NYC- What do we know? Where do we need to go?

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Food Policy for Breakfast: Food Policy Research in NYC- What do we know? Where do we need to go?-

October 22, 2013

2013-10-22 09.47.08 2013-10-22 09.12.59In the last decade, food policy and food policy research have made great leaps in New York City. In this discussion, researchers from several New York City institutions summarize their research findings in food policy and highlight priorities for the next period. A specific goal of the forum is to identify research priorities that can help inform the food policy agenda of the next Mayor and City Council.


Brian Elbel, PhD, MPH Department of Population Health and Health Policy, NYU Medical Center and School of Medicine

Isobel Contento, PhD, Professor of Nutrition and Education and Faculty Director, and Pamela Koch, Executive Director, EdD, RD, The Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy at Teachers College Columbia University

Susan Kansagra, MD,MBA, Deputy Commissioner for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Andrew Rundle, Dr.P.H. Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

Jacqueline Martinez Garcel, MPH, Vice President, New York State Health Foundation

Moderated by Nicholas Freudenberg, Distinguished Professor of Public Health, CUNY School of Public Health


Event video including Q&A is available on our YouTube channel
Read the re-cap and analysis here


Presentations and Additional Readings

Isobel Contento, PhD, and Pamela Koch, EdD, RD Expanding Nutrition Education Programs in New York City Elementary Schools

Jacqueline Martinez Garcel, MPH

Susan Kansagra, MD, MBA, Interventions in the Food Environment: What We Know and Don’t Know

Articles on:
Trans Fat
Calorie Labeling
UN Report

Brian Elbel, PhD, MPH, Food Policy Research in NYC: What do we know? Where do we need to go?

Andrew Rundle, DrPH, Recent Work on Food Environments in New York City

Elbel B, Kersh R, Brescoll V and Dixon B. Calorie Labeling and Food Choices: A First Look At The Effects On Low-Income People in New York City. Health Affairs, 28, no. 6 (2009): w1110-w1121 (published online October 6, 2009)

Elbel B, Cantor J, Mijanovich T. Potential Effect of the New York City Policy Regarding Sugared Beverages. The New England Journal of Medicine, 367;7. August 16, 2012.

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