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Tracking the Effects of Values-Based Food Procurement: New York City’s “Cool Food” Dashboard

Image Credit: NYC Food Policy Last year, New York City made two important commitments to values-based food procurement, the process by which governments establish social, environmental health and other criteria for the food they buy in addition to cost parameters and technical standards. In February 2022, NYC’s Mayor Eric Adams signed Executive Order 8, which [...]

Tracking the Effects of Values-Based Food Procurement: New York City’s “Cool Food” Dashboard2023-01-25T15:23:39-05:00

Visualizing Food Systems: A Q&A with Rebecca McLaren, MD MPH Research Associate at the Johns Hopkins University Berman Institute of Bioethics in the Global Food Ethics and Policy Program

Image Credit: foodsystemsdashboard.org Can you briefly describe The Food Systems Dashboard and the motivation for creating it?  Rebecca McLaren (RM): The Food Systems Dashboard (FSD) is an innovative data platform that was launched in 2020 to provide a holistic look at food systems. Previously, food systems data were difficult to access and scattered across many [...]

Visualizing Food Systems: A Q&A with Rebecca McLaren, MD MPH Research Associate at the Johns Hopkins University Berman Institute of Bioethics in the Global Food Ethics and Policy Program2023-01-25T15:07:25-05:00

Evaluation Brief: Summarizing key findings from an evaluation of GrowNYC Grainstand

The Grainstand, a former GrowNYC Food Access and Agriculture program, operated from 2015-2021, with the mission of supporting the development of a regional small grain economy in the Northeast by bridging the gap to provide market access to both producers and consumers. The Grainstand operated a series of retail stands at GrowNYC’s Greenmarkets with operations [...]

Evaluation Brief: Summarizing key findings from an evaluation of GrowNYC Grainstand2022-12-08T10:53:29-05:00

Evaluation Brief: Summarizing key findings from an evaluation of GrowNYC Fresh Food Box

The CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute has worked closely with staff and leadership at GrowNYC to evaluate the implementation of the organization’s Fresh Food Box (FFB) program in the South Bronx, funded under USDA’s Community Food Project portfolio, for the period of September 2018 - August 2021. With partners Bronxworks, Urban Health Plan, Children’s Aid [...]

Evaluation Brief: Summarizing key findings from an evaluation of GrowNYC Fresh Food Box2022-12-08T10:41:06-05:00

New Report: NY Food 2025 / Describing the Experiences of NYC Food Workers During COVID-19 and Beyond: A Mixed Methods Study

This research brief is one part of a 5-part series of research briefs published as New York Food 2025, a collective pursuit by the Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center, the Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy, and the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute to examine the effects of the pandemic on [...]

New Report: NY Food 2025 / Describing the Experiences of NYC Food Workers During COVID-19 and Beyond: A Mixed Methods Study2022-11-08T10:28:46-05:00

Algorithmic Management of Food Delivery Workers

By Elizabeth Abreu Plasencia [1], Nevin Cohen [2], Emilia Vignola [2], Sherry Baron [3], and Mustafa Hussein [2] [1] Queens College [2] CUNY School of Public Health/ Urban Food Policy Institute [3] Queens College, Barry Commoner Center for Health and the Environment As part of its ongoing effort to improve the working conditions and earnings [...]

Algorithmic Management of Food Delivery Workers2022-10-13T11:48:23-04:00

New Report: NY Food 2025 / Assessing the Nutritional Quality of Food Served at Emergency Food Providers in New York City During COVID-19 Recovery

NY Food 2025 This research brief is one part of a 5-part series of research briefs published as New York Food 2025, a collective pursuit by the Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center, the Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy, and the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute to examine the effects of [...]

New Report: NY Food 2025 / Assessing the Nutritional Quality of Food Served at Emergency Food Providers in New York City During COVID-19 Recovery2022-11-08T10:32:51-05:00

Study to look at the interaction between predatory marketing in community and digital environments

Seeking healthy New Yorkers between the ages of 18-26 years for participate in a research study! The CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute is conducting a research study about young people’s exposures to predatory food and beverage marketing in community and digital environments. If interested in the study, you will be asked to fill out a [...]

Study to look at the interaction between predatory marketing in community and digital environments2022-07-25T13:49:03-04:00

Making food workers essential participants in the food justice movement

The pandemic has been a harsh teacher for food justice advocates. We have seen long-term goals grab renewed public attention, win additional resources, and spark more sustainable solutions, only to have these new opportunities fizzle away as policy maker and public attention turns elsewhere. At the CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute, we have been working [...]

Making food workers essential participants in the food justice movement2022-07-25T13:09:16-04:00
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