Everyone Deserves to Eat Healthy: How NYC is Bringing Fresher, Higher Quality Food to All

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By Amanda Li, Junior Policy Associate Park Slope Key Food, Flushing Met Foods, Clinton Hill Key Food, Williamsburg Key Food, Gowanus Pathmark, Boerum Hill Met Foods, Washington Heights Associated, East Harlem Pathmark, Chelsea Associated, Park Slope Eagle Provisions, Upper East Side Food Emporium, City Fresh… And so begins the list of grocery stores that have closed across New York City …

“Healthy and Affordable food is my right!” East Harlem fights for food access as another local supermarket loses lease

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On Friday July 22nd, with the sun beating down overhead, a large crowd filled the sidewalk and spilled over onto the street in front of City Fresh Food Market on 116th St., East Harlem. The crowd, part of a rally organized by the National Supermarket Association (NSA), was largely comprised of local Harlem residents who had shown up to protest …

Focusing on Upstream Economic Approaches to Health

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Economic and Community Development Workgroup Policy Priorities As New York State engages in strategic plans to boost the economy, there are multiple opportunities to also address the consideration of health in those plans. Improving the health of communities can also improve the economic vitality, and vice versa. Policy Priority:  Support adequate funding for non-MTA transit systems throughout New York State. …

Cosmetically Challenged Produce

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The United States throws away 30-40% of its food supply or about 20 pounds of food per person per month. This waste occurs at every step of the food supply chain – from the farmer who throws away misshapen vegetables to the consumer throwing away leftovers. It turns out a large amount of this food waste has to do with consumer’s …

Using Shared Use to Improve Food Environments Webinar

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When: Friday, October 23rd, 2pm-3pm EST Audience: Staff from Local Health Departments (LHD), Teachers, Parents, Community Members, Farmers, Local Governmental Units (LGU), and Community-Based Organizations Description: DASH-NY is excited to launch the New York Shared Use Agreement Policy Implementation Guide with a shared use webinar!  The guide is an informational resource for community members, local stakeholders such as parks and …