New York Food 2025 is a collaborative effort by the Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center, the Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy, and the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute to examine the effects of the pandemic on New York City’s food policies and programs. This report is the second in a series of research briefs and recommendations that builds on the group’s earlier reports, New York Food 20/20: Vision, Research, and Recommendations During COVID-19 and Beyond and the Strategies for a Healthier, More Just, and Sustainable Food System policy briefs. The reports present original research and propose specific policy measures the NYC Mayor and City Council can consider to create a stronger, healthier, more just, and sustainable food system in New York City.
In response to the insufficiency of available data documenting the nutritional quality of meals and food products distributed at EFPs in NYC during the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers at the Hunter College New York City Food Policy Center (Hunter) and CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute (CUNY) developed and piloted an efficient and affordable system to monitor the nutritional quality of food served at EFPs. The system uses the NYC Food Standards and USDA’s MyPlate as guides to assess the nutritional quality of food served.