Research, policy analysis, advocacy, and education.
These are the means by which we change the structures, institutional practices, and environments that limit access to healthy affordable food and often make unhealthy food choices easier than healthy ones.
Using evidence provided by our research, we advocate for policy change to address food-related health disparities. Examples are policies to prevent diabetes and obesity in communities of color, improve school food, and reduce predatory marketing of unhealthy food.
The institute is supported by CUNY SPH and the generous funders listed below. We are also proud to partner with government leaders, community and labor organizations, businesses, and peer academic institutions who acknowledge food as a multi-dimensional public health issue.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
Fund for Public Health in NY
Fund for Public Housing
Jewish Foundation for Education of Women
Johnson Family Fund
L&M Development / La Fontaine
Local Initiatives Support Corporation-New York City (LICS-NYC)
Manhattan Borough President
National Science Foundation
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene