Institute Research Director Nevin Cohen and DPH student Kristen Cribbs have published an article in the Journal of Aging Studies entitled "The everyday food practices of community-dwelling Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) older adults."
Nicholas Freudenberg, director of the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute and Distinguished Professor of Public Health, CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy, and Alyshia Galvez, Associate Professor, Lehman College, have written an op-ed appearing in the Dallas News asserting that the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has led to dramatic changes in health in Mexico.
On April 27, CUNY Urban Public Health Institute Director Nicholas Freudenberg gave the keynote talk at the 2017 Brooklyn Food, Fitness and Faith Summit. The event, which brought together more than 120 faith leaders from Brooklyn, Queens and Manhattan, was sponsored by the Borough of Brooklyn Interfaith Advisory Group and the Office of Faith Based Initiatives of the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Center for Health Equity.
By Nevin Cohen, Nicholas Freudenberg, and Craig Willingham
A stronger, more integrated New York City and State regional foodshed offers many potential benefits: increased access to healthy affordable regionally grown food, creation of new good food jobs in agricultural and urban communities, better protection of farmland, more sustainable regional agriculture that slows climate change and new upstate/downstate partnerships that can constitute a political force for advocating alternatives to a corporate-dominated food system. In this policy brief, we examine lessons for New York City from the regional foodsheds that are developing in Chicago, Toronto and Cincinnati.
Building on the Institute's work in youth countermarketing of unhealthy food, several Institute faculty and students, with Lori Dorfman at the Berkeley Media Studies Group have recently published an article in the 2017 Annual Review of Public Health on lessons from effective tobacco countermarketing for efforts to combat unhealthy food and alcohol marketing to prevent noncommunicable disease.