Taking Power Back: Food Policies to Curb Predatory Marketing in New York - A Webinar Hosted by Community Food Funders

Tuesday, March 12, 2024 -
12:30pm to 2:30pm EDT
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In many communities of color across the five boroughs, it’s no mistake that McDonald’s outlets outnumber grocery stores. Marketers of processed food spend billions of dollars to manipulate the local food environment, exploiting local history, culture, and economics. Now, community advocates across New York are fighting to reduce the food and beverage industry’s influence and successfully putting power back in community members’ hands.

What will you learn?

  • Recent wins from community leaders and advocates, such as the Sweet Truth Act that passed last fall
  • Hear about a new slate of food policies that would take the burden off consumers to parse healthy from unhealthy foods and that would encourage retailers, manufacturers, and government agencies to create healthier default options
  • How a national regranting initiative is supporting community action, providing opportunities for cross-pollination across the country, building the evidence base to improve public health, and attracting like-minded funders


Who should attend?

All interested funders are welcome to attend! Whether your focus is on nutrition or hunger, food chain workers or farmland preservation, emergency food or food waste, we all have a part to play in creating the just food system that everyone deserves. We encourage your attendance whether you’re a long-time CFF member, just entering the field of food systems change, or a curious bystander.

How do you sign up?

Lunch: 12:30pm to 1pm

Program: 1 to 2:30pm

New York Health Foundation, 1385 Broadway, 23rd floor

Members and Non-Member Funders: Please click on the "Register Now" link above. (no fee). Registration is required by March 8.

Please email register@philanthropynewyork.org with any questions.

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