NYC Food Policy Center's 40 Under 40

I was so honored to be included in the New York City Food Policy Center's inaugural class of 40 Under 40 working to make positive changes in the food environment.

"The New York City Food Policy Center at Hunter College honorees include policymakers, educators, community advocates, farmers and innovators who are making significant strides to create healthier, more sustainable food environments, and who use food to promote community and economic development."

To read the whole publication, click here

A few pictures from the 40 Under 40 Party, hosted generously by Charles Platkin, Executive Director, NYC Food Policy Center Hunter College:

Alyson Abrami, Director of Food and Nutrition Programs at Children's Aid Society, with Barbara Turk, Director of Food Policy in the Office of the Mayor

Alyson Abrami, Director of Food and Nutrition Programs at Children's Aid Society, with Barbara Turk, Director of Food Policy in the Office of the Mayor

Charles Platkin, Executive Director of the NYC Food Policy Center Hunter College

Charles Platkin, Executive Director of the NYC Food Policy Center Hunter College

Here I am with my old DOHMH colleagues Alyson Abrami and Sabrina Baronberg, Senior Director of Food and Nutrition Programs at Public Health Solutions

Here I am with my old DOHMH colleagues Alyson Abrami and Sabrina Baronberg, Senior Director of Food and Nutrition Programs at Public Health Solutions

Claire Uno, Assistant Executive Director at Tisch Center for Food Policy; David DeVaughn, Senior Manager at City Harvest; Leah Eden, Policy Fellow at United Way 

Claire Uno, Assistant Executive Director at Tisch Center for Food Policy; David DeVaughn, Senior Manager at City Harvest; Leah Eden, Policy Fellow at United Way 

 

 

School and Apple Picking

My daughter's first class field trip of the year was to an orchard about 15 miles from the school. Agriculture is a large presence in the community of the Hudson Valley and one of the many reasons why I love living here. 

On the farm the kids were encouraged to try the apples, taste the different kinds, and I think each kid ate their own weight in apples out in the field. They boarded the bus back to school loaded down with the bag of apples they picked themselves, exhausted from all of the running and exploring (and learning!). I'm encouraged to find support for local agriculture, community and healthy food and lifestyles incorporated into the school system. 

From Farm to Tray

I'm thrilled to join the Host Committee for Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen’s third annual sustainable food and wine benefit, From Farm to Tray, on May 21st. The benefit, like the meals served every week, will focus on locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients. And 100% of the proceeds go to direct support of the operations of the soup kitchen.

Holy Apostles Soup Kitchen is the largest emergency food program in New York State, serving over 1,000 meals every single day to hungry and homeless New Yorkers. Good nutrition is at the center of their meal planning (they only serve whole grains!) and they turn out amazing weekly menus like this recent one on the right. 

 

 


Here is the Save the Date:

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