School gardening, hands-on cooking, food justice education, health literacy - by any name nutrition education is more important than ever for students' health, academic achievement, and development as 21st century citizens. All New York City students should have access to great nutrition education. Yet nearly half of our schools lack programming from one of the 40+ organizations offering nutrition education to city schools, according to the recent “A is for Apple” report from the Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy, Program in Nutrition, Teachers College Columbia University.
Philanthropy New York’s Health Working Group—in collaboration with Community Food Funders—invites you to a conversation about the current status of nutrition education programs (NEPs) in NYC schools, as well as the characteristics, distribution, and policy context in which they operate. How can the funding community best leverage its resources and influence to achieve greater equity in nutrition education so that all students have access to these opportunities?
- Key findings and recommendations from the “A is for Apple” report
- Funders’ perspectives and innovative approaches to support nutrition education
- Strategies for philanthropy to elevate and strengthen school-based nutrition education through collaboration, cooperation, and investment
- Kelly Giordano, Managing Director, Newman’s Own Foundation
- Tony Hillery, Executive Director, Harlem Grown
- Pamela Koch, Executive Director and Research Associate Professor, Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy, Program in Nutrition, Teachers College, Columbia University
- Bronwyn Starr MPH (Moderator), Program Officer, New York State Health Foundation
All interested funders.
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