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Urban Food Policy Forum: Cutting Edge Food Research at CUNY

  • CUNY Graduate School of Public Health 55 West 125th Street, 7th Floor New York, NY 10027 (map)

The CUNY Food Collaboratory brings together faculty and students from around the CUNY university system who are engaged in policy-relevant food research across disciplines. On January 29, five Collaboratory faculty members will share their recent work on food sovereignty; food and nutrition in immigrant communities; school gardens; youth obesity; and the role community college education plays in promoting food security and healthy eating. Researchers will present their findings and take audience questions as part of an in depth exploration into food-related scholarship at CUNY. This will be followed by an opportunity to meet informally and discuss their work in more detail.





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More info on the speakers can be found here.

Suggested additional resources:

Marc Edelman suggests:

•Critical Perspectives on Food Sovereignty   (https://www.routledge.com/Critical-Perspectives-on-Food-Sovereignty-Global-Agrarian-Transformations/Edelman/p/book/9781138916500)

Food sovereignty, right-to-food, food security, agrarian movements:




Melissa Fuster suggests:

•Changing Places, Changing Plates? A Binational Comparison of Barriers and Facilitators to Healthful Eating Among Central American Communities  (https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10903-017-0588-2)

•Fuster, M., E. Messer, R.F. Houser, P. Palma de Fulladolsa, H. Deman, and O.I. Bermudez (2014). “Local notions of healthy eating and national dietary guidelines: A comparison in vulnerable Salvadorian communities” Food and Foodways 21(4): 288-314.

•Colón-Ramos U, Monge-Rojas R, Cremm E, Rivera I, Andrade E, Edberg MC. How Latina mothers navigate a ‘food swamp’: A photovoice approach.  Public Health Nutrition, 2017

Kate Gardner Burt suggests:

•School Gardens in the United States: Current Barriers to Integration and Sustainability (https://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/abs/10.2105/AJPH.2018.304674)

Charmaine Aleong suggests:

• A Complementary Teaching Activity for Food Security and Healthy Eating Behavior Change in a Community College (https://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?p=AONE&sw=w&u=googlescholar&v=2.1&it=r&id=GALE%7CA561175272&sid=classroomWidget&asid=108811ae)

Good and Cheap:  Eat Well on $4 a Day by Leanne Brown (https://www.leannebrown.com/cookbooks/)

Learn more about the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute: cunyurbanfoodpolicy.org

Learn more about the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy: sph.cuny.edu