Food Policy for Breakfast: The Public Plate in NYC- Perspectives on Municipal Food Service

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Food Policy for Breakfast: The Public Plate in NYC- Perspectives on Municipal Food Service

Tuesday, February 18, 2014  8:30 am-10:00 am,
Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College
47-49 East 65th Street (Park and Madison), New York, NY, 10065
 Post-Event Resources


About the Public Plate

Each year, ten New York City agencies serve an estimated 260 million meals, making the city one of the largest
meal providers in the world. With the rising prevalence of diet related disease and mounting evidence of the crucial
role of nutrition in determining health, interest has escalated in what urban planner Kevin Morgan has called “the public plate” as a lever for improvement of public health. Others have noted that the sourcing of food for the public plate can support local and regional agriculture and food producers and provide stable employment for the growing population of under and unemployed New Yorkers.2 At the same time, environmentalists have raised concerns about the handling of waste from municipal agencies in general and from meals in particular, and about the carbon footprint and other environmental implications of urban food procurement practices. And institutional meals are an important defense against hunger, a problem that continues to disrupt the lives and health of too many New Yorkers. Thus institutional food is at the intersection of health, economic development, environmental protection, and social justice.


Paulette Johnson, Assistant Commissioner, NYC Department of Correction

Lynn Loflin, Executive Chef, Lenox Hill Neighborhood House

Emma Tsui, Assistant Professor, MPH Program, Department of Health Sciences, Lehman College, CUNY School of Public Health

Jessica Wurwarg, Former Director of the New York City Food Policy Center, current Director of Operations and Policy, Department of Strategy and Operations, NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development

Brian Goldblatt, Sales Manager, Greenmarket Co. (A program of GrowNYC)

Moderated by Janet Poppendieck, Policy Director, NYC Food Policy Center

Programming begins at 8:45am. Arrive early to enjoy breakfast.







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Center News and Events - New York City Food Policy Center February 10, 2014 - 3:54 PM

[…] Coming up on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, we’ll host our first Food Policy for Breakfast Seminar of 2014 at the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College. Panelists representing city government, academia, and para-public entities who interact with city agencies in providing these meals to New Yorkers will discuss the innovations, challenges and opportunities for growth in NYC’s institutional meals system, what has been called the “Public Plate.” Some seats remain; please RSVP to this free event here […]


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