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Creating Integrated Strategies for Increasing Access to Healthy Affordable Food in Urban Communities: A Case Study from Central Brooklyn

Creating Integrated Strategies for Increasing Access to Healthy Affordable Food in Urban Communities: A Case Study from Central Brooklyn

In a new case study published in the Journal of Urban Health, Afia Bediako, Tracey Capers, and Aysu Kirac from Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation (Restoration) and Michele Silver and Nicholas Freudenberg from the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute analyzed the role Restoration has played in changing food environments in Central Brooklyn. 

Institute Holds First Countermaketing Staff Training Program Session

Institute Holds First Countermaketing Staff Training Program Session

On, July 24, 2017, the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute held the first training session of its Countermarketing Staff Training Program (CSTP). The CSTP was developed to train staff at youth-serving organizations on launching food countermarketing initiatives that engage youth.

What Makes Urban Food Policy Happen? An Interview with Corinna Hawkes

What Makes Urban Food Policy Happen? An Interview with Corinna Hawkes

In a new report What Makes Urban Food Policy Happen? Insights from five case studies, the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems took an in-depth look at food policies in four cities. The report explores the nuts and bolts of policy making and shares the insights of people who have made urban food policies happen, so that others can make food policy happen in their cities, too. To consider the relevance of the report for New York City, CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute Director Nicholas Freudenberg interviewed Corinna Hawkes, a lead author of the report, Director of the Centre for Food Policy, and a Professor of Food Policy at the City University of London. 

 

Youth Sugar Sweetened Beverage Countermarketing Displays Spark Dialog Uptown

Youth Sugar Sweetened Beverage Countermarketing Displays Spark Dialog Uptown

This spring the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute led a Youth Sugar Sweetened Beverage Countermarketing project, working with students from A. Philip Randolph High School to develop countermarketing images against unhealthy, sugar-sweetened beverages.

Commentary: Technology and the Future of the Food Workforce: An Exploration

Commentary: Technology and the Future of the Food Workforce: An Exploration

Commentary: Technology and the Future of the Food Workforce: An Exploration

by Craig Willingham, deputy director, CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute

This commentary explores how technology is changing how and what we eat and the means through which food is produced, distributed and sold. A particular focus is what these shifts, catalyzed by developments in technology, mean for the future of workers in the food sector.