07/06/2022
๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—๐˜‚๐—น๐˜† ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ต๐—น๐˜† ๐—›๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ณ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—บ ๐—ก๐—ฌ๐—ฆ ๐——๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—”๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐—น๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ!
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โ€ข Spotlight: Panel on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health at Gracie Mansion

๐—ช๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ-๐—จ๐—ฝ: ๐—–๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐——๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐— ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ต ๐—”๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐—ก๐—ฒ๐˜„ ๐—ฌ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ
Celebrated in June, Dairy Month provides us an annual opportunity to recognize New Yorkโ€™s dairy farmers and manufacturers who produce some of the very best dairy products anywhere. This year, we took part in a wide rage of Dairy Month activities to promote the industry โ€“ check out some highlights below!
โ€“ ๐˜ฟ๐™–๐™ž๐™ง๐™ฎ ๐™€๐™™๐™ช๐™˜๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐˜ฟ๐™–๐™ฎ๐™จ
On June 23, Commissioner Ball visited Schoharie Elementary [โ€ฆ]

July 6th, 2022|Categories: External posts|

Child Nutrition News from Hunger Solutions NY: Congress Passes Keep Kids Fed Act

06/30/2022
๐˜พ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™ง๐™š๐™จ๐™จ ๐™‹๐™–๐™จ๐™จ๐™š๐™จ ๐™†๐™š๐™š๐™ฅ ๐™†๐™ž๐™™๐™จ ๐™๐™š๐™™ ๐˜ผ๐™˜๐™ฉ, ๐™€๐™ญ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™™๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™๐™Ž๐˜ฟ๐˜ผโ€™๐™จ ๐˜ผ๐™ช๐™ฉ๐™๐™ค๐™ง๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ฎ ๐™ฉ๐™ค ๐™„๐™จ๐™จ๐™ช๐™š ๐™Ž๐™ช๐™ข๐™ข๐™š๐™ง ๐™‰๐™ช๐™ฉ๐™ง๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™’๐™–๐™ž๐™ซ๐™š๐™ง๐™จ ๐™๐™๐™ง๐™ค๐™ช๐™œ๐™ ๐™Ž๐™š๐™ฅ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ข๐™—๐™š๐™ง 2022

Hunger Solutions New York commends Congress for last weekโ€™s passage of the bipartisan Keep Kids Fed Act. The bill is an important first step in mitigating a looming hunger cliff as we approach the expiration of critical pandemic-related flexibilities and benefits, including child nutrition waivers originally set to expire on June 30, 2022.

The legislation:
โ€“ Extends USDAโ€™s authority to issue certain child nutrition waivers, including:
โ€ข Summer nutrition waivers through September 30, 2022.
Note: We are awaiting guidance from USDA and NYSED
regarding waiver extensions for this summer. Sponsors and
sites should not make changes to their [โ€ฆ]

June 30th, 2022|Categories: External posts|

Food Policy Watch (Hunter College) for the week of June 29, 2022

06/30/2022
Original Center stories, news, research studies and events for the week of June 29, 2022
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๐—ก๐—ฌ๐—–๐—™๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜†.๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ด ๐—ข๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ก๐—ฒ๐˜„๐˜€
โ€ข NYC Food Policy Center June 2022 Food Flash (nycfoodpolicy.org)
โ€ข Farm-to-Table Meals for Schools, Offices, and Emergency Food Providers: Green Top Farms (nycfoodpolicy.org)
โ€ข ICYMI: Billion Oyster Project Is Working to Restore NY Harborโ€™s Marine Ecosystem (nycfoodpolicy.org)

๐—™๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜† ๐—ช๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ธ๐—น๐˜† ๐—ก๐—ฒ๐˜„๐˜€ ๐——๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜
๐˜•๐˜ ๐˜Š ๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ ๐˜•๐˜ฆ๐˜ธ๐˜ด
โ€ข Food-Insecure New Yorkers Feel the Squeeze From Rising Grocery Prices (Gothamist)
โ€ข New York State Announces Expanded FreshConnect Checks Program for Veterans (Agriculture.NY.gov))
โ€ข New York State Act to Reduce Hunger and Food Waste (Food Tank)
โ€ข Grubhubโ€™s โ€˜Serving the Cityโ€™ Will Offer More Than 25,000 [โ€ฆ]

June 30th, 2022|Categories: External posts, Newsletters|

Food As Medicine Watch โ€“ June 23, 2022

06/24/2022
Original Center articles, news, research studies
and events for the week of June 23, 2022, from the Center for Food as Medicine
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๐—™๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—–๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ.๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ด ๐—ข๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ก๐—ฒ๐˜„๐˜€
โ€ข The Best Food as Medicine & Wellness Podcasts (foodmedcenter.org)
โ€ข Kale Nutrition Profile and Recipes: A Healthy Vegetable With Strong Disease-Fighting Properties (foodmedcenter.org)
โ€ข ICYMI: Interview With Educator and Healthy Food Innovator Stephen Ritz (foodmedcenter.org)

๐—™๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐—”๐˜€ ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—ช๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ธ๐—น๐˜† ๐—ก๐—ฒ๐˜„๐˜€ ๐——๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜
๐˜›๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต (๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜บ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ)
โ€ข Arthritis Diet: Three of the Best Spices to Ease Arthritis Symptoms and Joint Pain (Express)
โ€ข Dietary Tips for People With Kidney Disease and Diabetes (Medical News Today)
โ€ข Can Gluten Intolerance Cause Depression and Anxiety? (PsychCentral)
โ€ข New Practice Update: [โ€ฆ]

June 24th, 2022|Categories: External posts, Newsletters|

Food Policy Watch (Hunter College) for the week of June 22, 2022

06/23/2022
๐—™๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜† ๐—ช๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฐ๐—ต (๐—›๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—–๐—ผ๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ฒ)
Original Center stories, news, research studies and events for the week of June 22, 2022
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๐—ก๐—ฌ๐—–๐—™๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜†.๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ด ๐—ข๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ก๐—ฒ๐˜„๐˜€
โ€ข New Report โ€“ Meals for Good: Supermarket and Grocery Store Voucher and Gift Card Pilot Program (nycfoodpolicy.org)
โ€ข Taiwan Bans Food Packaging Containing Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) (nycfoodpolicy.org)
โ€ข Wellfare Community Spotlight (nycfoodpolicy.org)

๐—™๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜† ๐—ช๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ธ๐—น๐˜† ๐—ก๐—ฒ๐˜„๐˜€ ๐——๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜
๐˜•๐˜ ๐˜Š ๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฅ ๐˜•๐˜ฆ๐˜ธ๐˜ด
โ€ข NYCโ€™s Hunts Point Produce Market Central to Mayorโ€™s Initial $40 Million Investment (The Packer)
โ€ข Mayor Adams Assembles National Group of Experts to Discuss Recommendations Before White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health (NYC.gov)
โ€ข Mayor Adams Quips His NYC Food Policy Is โ€˜Political Suicide,โ€™ [โ€ฆ]

June 23rd, 2022|Categories: External posts, Newsletters|

The School Nutrition Association urges Congress to pass the Keep Kids Fed Act of 2022

06/22/2022
BREAKING: SNA urges Congress to swiftly pass the Keep Kids Fed Act of 2022, a new agreement to provide critical support to school meal programs prior to the 6/30 expiration of federal pandemic waivers. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3xJ8YaS
#keepkidsfed #schoolmeals

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June 22nd, 2022|Categories: External posts|

New Report: Supermarket/Grocery Store Voucher Pilot Program

06/22/2022

A collaboration between the Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center and Meals for Good, Inc.
Read the full report HERE.
Excerpt:
โ€œEast Harlem and the South Bronx in New York City have some of the highest rates of poverty and food insecurity in the country. The poverty rate in East Harlem is 34.0 percent and in the South Bronx it is 39.6 percent, compared to 16.0 percent Citywide. The rate of food insecurity in East Harlem is 22.4 percent and in the South Bronx it is 23.8 percent, compared to 12.9 percent Citywide. Poverty, along with lack of access to affordable housing [โ€ฆ]

June 22nd, 2022|Categories: External posts|

Farm School NYC June Updates

06/17/2022
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โ€ข ๐˜‘๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜—๐˜™๐˜๐˜‹๐˜Œ
This month we celebrate both Juneteenth and Pride. Pride was a riot, started by our trans and disabled elders; A display of collective power against oppression. We also celebrate resistance through Juneteenth, a longstanding Black American holiday to uplift resilience and create space for Black joy, rest, and reflection. We hope that as you celebrate Pride and Juneteenth you consider ways to improve the material realities of QTBIPOC daily, outside of holidays and events.

โ€ข ๐˜Š๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ ๐˜—๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ ๐˜œ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ด

Citywide students have recently started Learning the Land. With the guidance of co-facilitators, kale and Jess, students are encouraged to cultivate [โ€ฆ]

June 17th, 2022|Categories: External posts, Job postings, Newsletters|

Food As Medicine Watch – June 16, 2022

06/17/2022
Original Center articles, news, research studies
and events for the week of June 16, 2022 from the Center for Food as Medicine
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๐—™๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—–๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ.๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ด ๐—ข๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ก๐—ฒ๐˜„๐˜€
โ€ข Food as Medicine Cookbook Roundup (foodmedcenter.org)
โ€ข Guide to โ€œGrowingโ€ It Anywhere: How You Can Grow Your Own Fruits and Vegetables Whether Youโ€™re Urban or Suburban (foodmedcenter.org)

๐—™๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐—”๐˜€ ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—ช๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ธ๐—น๐˜† ๐—ก๐—ฒ๐˜„๐˜€ ๐——๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜
๐˜›๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต (๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜บ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ)
โ€ข Therapy on a Plate: How Your Diet Can Benefit Your Mental Health (Discover Magazine)
โ€ข Study Examines Role of Diet in Melanoma Prognosis (Dermatology Times)
โ€ข Can a Plant-Based Diet Help With Rheumatoid Arthritis? (US News & World Report)
โ€ข Eating a Vegan Diet Can Decrease Pain [โ€ฆ]

June 17th, 2022|Categories: External posts, Newsletters|

Join the Food as Medicine Convening Planning Kickoff Meeting

06/14/2022
June 30 1:00 โ€“ 3:00 PM
Register today!

Hosted by The Food Pantries for the Capital District, the NYS Food as Medicine Planning Kickoff Meeting will being together food-thought leaders, service providers, and stakeholders in order to share best practices, research, and innovations in hunger relief efforts.

We know Food as Medicine (FAM) interventions change lives. From veggie rx and food pharmacies, to medically tailored meals and groceries, and more. We are coming together to develop a community informed FAM plan for NY that integrates medically tailored food and nutrition services into the stateโ€™s Medicaid program, improving health and reducing healthcare costs.

The convening will host [โ€ฆ]

June 14th, 2022|Categories: Events, External posts|

Food as Medicine Watch – June 9, 2022

06/10/2022
Original Center articles, news, research studies
and events for the week of June 9, 2022 from the Center for Food as Medicine
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๐—™๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—–๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ.๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ด ๐—ข๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ก๐—ฒ๐˜„๐˜€
โ€ข Chefs Who Cook Well and Do Good: Mary Sue Milliken (foodmedcenter.org)
โ€ข Interview With Vani Hari, Food Babe (foodmedcenter.org)
โ€ข Food as Medicine Review and Report: How Food and Diet Impact the Treatment of Disease (foodmedcenter.org)

๐—™๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ฑ ๐—”๐˜€ ๐— ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—ช๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ธ๐—น๐˜† ๐—ก๐—ฒ๐˜„๐˜€ ๐——๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜
๐˜›๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต (๐˜”๐˜ข๐˜บ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ)
โ€ข Can Your Diet Really Affect Your Skin Cancer Risk? (New York Times)
โ€ข Examining the Link Between Diet and Depression (The Food Institute)
โ€ข ADHD in Children: Eating More Fruit and Vegetables May Improve Attention (Medical News Today)
โ€ข [โ€ฆ]

June 10th, 2022|Categories: External posts, Newsletters|

Truth Commission Report from Labor Power and the 3rd Reconstruction

06/10/2022
Read the full report: https://www.laborreligion.org/labor-power

โ€œWeโ€™re living through an era of transformation in work and labor. Longstanding trends of decreased manufacturing and increases in service sector jobs, coupled with rapid advances in automation, have led to increasing precarity among workers. The COVID-19 pandemic caused immediate mass unemployment, but almost as quickly forced workers back into jobs with little or no additional safety precautions, expansions of healthcare coverage, or paid sick and family leave.
Last month we joined several other organizations from around the state to co-host a truth commission on labor power where we heard directly from workers and organizers about their plight, fight and insight.โ€

โ€œIt is [โ€ฆ]

June 10th, 2022|Categories: External posts|