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Nicholas Freudenberg

Institute Director Nick Freudenberg's featured blog post on Dispatches from the Centre for Food Policy, City University of London

Earlier this month, Institute Director Nick Freudenberg wrote a guest post for the City University of London's blog, Dispatches from the Centre for Food Policy.  The focus of the post was a summary of the Institute's recent report, Food Policy in New York City Since 2008: Lessons for the Next Decade.

Read the full blog post.

The CUNY Institute of Urban Food Policy Guide to Food Governance in New York City

The CUNY Institute of Urban Food Policy Guide to Food Governance in New York City

The CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute Guide to Food Governance in New York City provides an overview of how food policy gets made in New York and we hope that it will assist readers to comprehend the elaborate dance of politics and governance as it plays out in New York City.

#RealCollege: A National Convening on College Food & Housing Insecurity

#RealCollege: A National Convening on College Food & Housing Insecurity

Last week, Temple University and Wisconsin Hope Lab brought together more than 400 students, faculty, college presidents, student services staff and advocates to consider new strategies to reduce food insecurity and homelessness among college students in the United States.   

Event Summary: The 2017 Fordham Urban Law Journal Cooper-Walsh Colloquium

Event Summary: The 2017 Fordham Urban Law Journal Cooper-Walsh Colloquium

On Friday, October 20, 2017 The Fordham Urban Law Journal hosted its 2017 Cooper-Walsh Colloquium titled, “Taking A Bite Out of the Big Apple: A Conversation About Urban Food Policy” at the Fordham Law School Campus in Midtown Manhattan.

Q and A on the Use of Food Policy Litigation to Advance More Equitable Food Systems

Q and A on the Use of Food Policy Litigation to Advance More Equitable Food Systems

By Nicholas Freudenberg, Director CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute

This commentary seeks to encourage food policy advocates and the food justice movement to consider an appropriate role for litigation in reforming food systems in this era. The following Q and As summarize some of what we need to know to engage in that discussion. 

New Publication: Food Justice in the Trump Era: Priorities for Urban Food Advocates

New Publication: Food Justice in the Trump Era: Priorities for Urban Food Advocates

Institute faculty leadership Nevin Cohen, Nicholas Freudenberg, and professor emerita Jan Poppendieck recently published an essay on food policy in spring 2017 volume of the Journal of Food Law & Policy. The essay, “Food Justice in the Trump Era: Priorities for Urban Food Advocates,” discusses the future of food policy under the Trump administration.

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. 

Freudenberg and Galvez: How NAFTA got Mexicans hooked on U.S. junk food - Dallas News

Freudenberg and Galvez: How NAFTA got Mexicans hooked on U.S. junk food - Dallas News

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.

Freudenberg Gives Keynote at 2017 Brooklyn Food, Fitness and Faith Summit

Freudenberg Gives Keynote at 2017 Brooklyn Food, Fitness and Faith Summit

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.