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Melissa Mark-Viverito

Ribbon Cutting for Edible Schoolyard Rooftop Garden in East Harlem

Ribbon Cutting for Edible Schoolyard Rooftop Garden in East Harlem

I had the privilege of attending the Edible Schoolyard Rooftop Garden and Greenhouse Ribbon Cutting Ceremony today. The rooftop facility offers opportunities for growing, cooking and eating fresh grown produce to children enrolled in PS/MS 7 and Global Tech Prep, two schools co-located at 120th Street between

Food Policy Brief: Illuminating the “Hidden” Food Policies of the de Blasio Administration

Food Policy Brief: Illuminating the “Hidden” Food Policies  of the de Blasio Administration

Nevin Cohen, Associate Professor

In response to growing attention to inequality, several progressive cities in the United States have adopted policies that seek to modify the differences in employment, education and housing conditions that are upstream drivers of the socioeconomic and racial/ethnic disparities in health that characterize our city and nation.[1-5] Can these upstream interventions also contribute to reducing food injustice?  And how does their impact compare with that of more overtly food-focused programs such as cooking classes or supermarket incentives?