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  • November 8, 2022

    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 York City’s food policies and programs and propose specific [...]

  • October 13, 2022

    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 of food delivery workers, particularly those employed by digital platform-based [...]

  • October 12, 2022

    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 the pandemic on New York City’s food policies and programs [...]

  • May 31, 2022

    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 short enrollment screener form. The total number of participants is [...]

  • April 24, 2022

    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 to illuminate the struggles and needs of low wage food [...]

  • March 22, 2022

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  • February 1, 2022

    Research has shown that gentrification and its associated socioeconomic changes can be a factor in destabilizing food environments, affecting food access and health.A new article by Associate Professor Nevin Cohen and University of Toronto colleagues Olivia Caruso and Michael Chrobok adds to the emerging literature on gentrification’s effects on food environments.The authors used Google Street View to record changes to all food stores in the [...]

  • February 1, 2022

    Local Law 52 requires the Mayor’s Office to prepare a Food Metrics Report for New York City every year. This report documents the performance of a variety of city food programs. On December 30th 2021, the Mayor’s Office of Food Policy released the 2021 Food Metrics Report the 10th edition of this publication. Producing the report is an enormous task and we applaud the Mayor’s [...]

  • February 1, 2022

    Setting the Agenda On December 10, 2021, the Environmental Justice Working Group (EJWG) of the Professional Staff Congress of CUNY (PSC) hosted a mass meeting of over 150 CUNY faculty, staff and students on Zoom. The purpose of the meeting was to define a Climate Justice Agenda for CUNY. This highly participatory meeting had extensive breakout groups for all to envision the CUNY and the [...]