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Job Opportunity: Program Evaluation and QI Analyst, Food and Nutrition Programs, Public Health Solutions

Public Health Solutions is a nonprofit organization that develops, implements and advocates dynamic solutions to prevent disease and improve community health. We conduct comprehensive research providing insight on public health issues, create and manage community health programs, and provide services to organizations to address public health challenges.
Programs of Public Health Solutions address critical public health needs such as maternal and child health, nutrition, access to health insurance, HIV prevention and care, and smoking cessation. For government agencies, nonprofit organizations and others, Public Health Solutions provides services to enable them to enhance their effectiveness and strengthen their capacity to have an impact and efficiently manage funds.

 

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Groups Applaud Governor Cuomo For Signing Important Local Food Bill

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                
December 19, 2013 

 

Groups Applaud Governor Cuomo For Signing Important Local Food Bill

(ALBANY, NY) – A broad coalition of farming, conservation and environmental organizations today applauded Governor Andrew Cuomo approving legislation that will strengthen the state’s local-food economy and protect New York farms.

The Food Metrics Bill (S.4061/A.5102), sponsored by Sen. Patty Ritchie and Assemblywoman Crystal D. Peoples-Stokes, requires state agencies to establish a robust food purchasing, tracking and reporting system that will provide baseline data about money being spent on food and the geographic source of such food. The bill also lays the groundwork to encourage state institutions to buy more food grown on farms in New York. Governor Cuomo signed this legislation into law on Dec. 18, 2013. It was passed by the Senate on June 12, 2013, followed by the Assembly on June 20, 2013.

 

Stand with the 47 million: A social movement against hunger

Recent cuts to SNAP (formerly known as food stamps) have impacted 47 million Americans who struggle to put food on the table.

These are people you see everyday. For 47 milion of our friends, families and neighbors, hunger is now more of a reality than ever before.

Congress is considering more cuts that will push America over the Hunger Cliff.

YOU can take action and Stand with the 47 Million.

 

Food Policy for Breakfast: Beyond Bloomberg: What is the Role for Food Policy Advocacy in the Next Mayoral Administration?

 

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The NYC Food Policy Institute at Hunter College invites you to our final Food Policy for Breakfast Seminar of the Fall 2013 semester.

 

 

Attend or Host a Viewing Party for TEDxManhattan: Changing the Way We Eat

On March 1, 2014, Change Food will be the lead sponsor for the 4th annual TEDxManhattan, "Changing the Way We Eat," a full-day event featuring a dynamic and diverse group of speakers addressing issues in the sustainable food and farming movement.

GOVERNOR CUOMO LAUNCHES ANTI-HUNGER TASK FORCE

from http://www.governor.ny.gov/press/12092013Anti-Hunger-Task-Force


Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the creation of the New York State Anti-Hunger Task Force, which will bring together experts, advocates and state and local officials to develop and implement action-focused recommendations to combat hunger and improve access to locally grown and produced fresh foods.

Help Save Tamarack Hollow Farm

Help Save Tamarack Hollow Farm
Tamarack Hollow Farm, providing pasture raised meats and certified organic produce at the Union Square Greenmarket, is a sustainable, draft horse and ox powered farm. Learn more here and here!

Volunteer & Sponsorship Opportunities with FSNYC

Food Systems Network NYC is recruiting volunteers to help us develop relationships with sponsors for our upcoming events, the annual NYChiliFest and the annual Food Almanac!

 

Get involved in the Second Annual International Food Workers Week

Food Chain Workers Alliance has launched the Second Annual International Food Workers Week!

 

International Food Workers Week (IFWW) is this week, November 24-30, 2013! IFWW brings awareness to the issues facing food workers, supports their organizing efforts for fair, sustainable jobs and promotes solidarity among workers all across the food chain.  In the U.S. alone, nearly 20 million men and women grow, harvest, produce and serve the food that we eat each day. Yet the majority of workers earn poverty wages and work without healthcare and other benefits. That’s why workers across the food system are joining in solidarity to change our food system to one that is just and fair for all!

 

This Thanksgiving week, FCWA urges you to learn, reflect and take action to support food workers and make our food system one we can be proud of!

Food Chain Workers Alliance (FCWA) has put together some ways you can support food workers during IFWW:

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