Research Action Workshop on Food Environments and Food Policy in East Harlem


Spring 2015

The spring 2015 course will be led by professors Nicholas Freudenberg and Nevin Cohen,  bringing together 10 community advocates and students of all levels to find solutions to current food concerns in East Harlem. Student projects and more information will be posted when available.

Read more about the 2015 course and the ten community fellows who are working with students to plan, develop and implement projects in the community>>

Student project summary chart


Spring 2014

In spring 2014, the NYC Food Policy Center at Hunter College and the CUNY School of Public Health offered an innovative new course that brought together students, community advocates and local nonprofit organizations to learn about food system issues in East Harlem and other low-income communities and collaborate on solutions to the challenges of food insecurity and diet-related disease. These students have embarked on research action projects that will identify and describe a specific food problem facing the residents of East Harlem, analyze the policy and other causes of the problem, and, with appropriate community and research partners, propose and take action to solve this problem.

List of Course Readings and Resources, Spring 2014

Student projects have focused on five key areas of change in the East Harlem food environment.

Click the link  below to read project descriptions for each group:


School Food

Photo credit: Wellness in the Schools

Food Security

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Food Gentrification

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 Food Retail


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