Recap: NYC’s Food Policy Director

Barbara Turk presenting

On March 24th, CFF partnered with Philanthropy New York to host Barbara Turk for a briefing titled NYC’s Food Policy Director on Health, Hunger, and Equity. You can find a video recording of the briefing below. Her office also has a new website that just recently launched.

The conversation covered a wide range of topics including the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact and NYC’s role in its development, the inclusion of food in the OneNYC Plan, and the 2015 NYC Food Metrics Report. There was also a robust hour-long Q&A with the audience.

The video starts with introductions of everyone in the room and an overview of CFF.  The following is a loose guide to different topics during the conversation, but is not inclusive of all that was discussed. To jump to different topics use the following time markers:

  • 3:20 – Barbara Turk’s intro and presentation
  • 6:30 – The history and description of the Food Policy Director
  • 11:45 – OneNYC
  • 20:30 – Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (and 43:45)
  • 27:00 – Emergency food distribution (food banks, soup kitchens, etc)
  • 36:30 – Food Metrics Report
  • 43:45 –  More on Milan Urban Food Policy Pact
  • 47:20 – NYC political region
  • 55:25 – Milan Sustainability Goals, poverty, and ending hunger
  • 1:05:25 – School meals
  • 1:14:45 – Food industry influence
  • 1:16:45 – NYC Food Systems Resilience Report update
  • 1:19:30 – Wasted food
  • 1:25:30 – Urban agriculture
  • 1:28:15 – Urban development and food access/retail
  • 1:34:00 – Neighborhood food resources and vending permits
  • 1:41:30 – Transportation and distribution
  • 1:44:55 – Food cost

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