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Local, state and national reports, briefs, local laws and updates related to food policy in New York City and beyond.


The New York City Council

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FoodWorks: A Vision to Improve NYC’s Food System

This FoodWorks plan explores some of the ways in which the many pieces of our complex food system are interconnected, sets goals to help us make better choices, and presents a blueprint for some initial steps,both large and small, that can make the system stronger and more sustainable for generations to come.

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FoodWorks: A Vision to Improve NYC’s Food System

In the fall of 2010, New York City Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn released FoodWorks: A Vision to Improve NYC’s Food System. This comprehensive, ground-to-garbage report looks at the various phases of the city’s food system agricultural production, processing, distribution, consumption, and post-consumption and examines its impact on New York City and its residents.

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City of New York

 

nycfoodreport14 2014 Food Metrics Report

The Food Metrics Report provides a snapshot of data from those programs in 2014 as well as trends over the past three years. These metrics are a useful accounting of work that city agencies are doing to address a number of needs still present in the city’s food system. The City has made great progress over the past few years. More older adults who are eligible for nutrition assistance are getting that support. There are more gardens in schools and communities. There are also new supermarkets in underserved neighborhoods and more bodegas offering healthy food options. But there is much more to be done.

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2013 Food Metrics Report

The aim of this report is to provide an overview of the City’s food policy work and provide current metrics on our programs. This report builds on the 19 food metrics that the City is required to report on annually pursuant to Local Law 52 of 2011, which was part of Speaker Quinn’s FoodWorks initiative.

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2012 Food Metrics Report

As part of City Council Speaker Christine Quinn’s FoodWorks initiative, the City Council passed Local Law 52 in July 2011, which established reporting requirements for many different food-related initiatives. In response to LL52, this report on food metrics provides a snapshot of the work that City agencies are undertaking to address issues related to the city’s food system.

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Reversing the Epidemic: The New York City Obesity Task Force Plan to Prevent and Control Obesity

Mayor Bloomberg charged Deputy Mayor of Health & Human Services Linda Gibbs and Deputy Mayor of Operations Cas Holloway with significantly strengthening the City’s antiobesity efforts by convening a multi-agency Obesity Task Force that would recommend innovative, aggressive solutions to address the obesity challenge in NYC.  The report outlines the findings and recommendations of the Task Force.

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 OneNYC (Formerly PlaNYC)

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OneNYC: The Plan for a Strong and Just NYC

OneNYC envisions how the physical city should be shaped to address a range of social, economic, and environmental issues while building on New York City’s strengths. It draws upon best practices when appropriate, but also proposes innovative solutions for our most vexing challenges. The plan calls on regional partners to join us on our path to the fifth century, and sets goals and targets that are both aspirational and achievable, encompassing both short-term actions and ambitious plans for the future.

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Progress Report 2014

The City’s PlaNYC Progress Report 2014 provides an update of what progress has been made since the previous year in the areas of sustainability and resiliency. This issue, the sixth progress report since the PlaNYC brand was created in 2007, features for the first time a progress report on the City’s resiliency plan, A Stronger, More Resilient New York.

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PLANYC Mayor’s Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainability, 2007

Originally released in 2007, PlaNYC is a groundbreaking effort to address New York City’s long-term challenges including the forecast of 9.1 million residents by 2030, changing climate conditions, an evolving economy, and aging infrastructure. Over 25 City agencies and many outside partners in academic, business, civic, and community roles convened to outline specific goals, initiatives, and milestones that address these challenges and ensure quality of life for New Yorkers in the years to come.

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New York City Food Standards

On September 19, 2008, Mayor Bloomberg signed Executive Order 122 to establish the New York City Food Standards. The New York City Food Standards were created with the goal of improving the health of all New Yorkers served by City agencies by decreasing risk of chronic disease related to poor nutritional intake.

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