Recap: Unpacking Nutrition Education

On June 25th, CFF partnered with Philanthropy New York to host an event called Unpacking Nutrition Education – Why It Matters for NYC Students covering the myriad ways nutrition education is addressed and offered in NYC schools, and significant value that these bring to a student’s physical, academic, and future well-being. Pamela Koch of the Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy presented findings from their recently concluded reports, and was joined on a panel by Kelly Giordano of Newman’s Own Foundation and Tony Hillery of Harlem Grown. The panel was moderated by Bronwyn Starr of the New York State Health Foundation. A video recording of the briefing is available below.

The first two reports introduced by Pamela provide road maps to empower New York eaters throughout their lives, in all of the places where they live, work, learn, worship, and play:

Pamela also discussed A is for Apple: The State of Nutrition Education Programs in New York City Schools‌, which describes the landscape of external nutrition education programs in K-12 schools across all five New York City boroughs, and makes recommendations to increase nutrition education access and equity. And finally, her team has put together the Nutrition Education Programs in NYC Schools Database,a unique, searchable online tool for schools, organizations, funders, and policymakers.

Those interested in this topic may also be interested in an article co-authored by Pamela Koch in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Cost-effectiveness of a Nutrition Education Curriculum Intervention in Elementary Schools, about the impact and economic savings of early nutrition educations.

The slides presented are not visible in the video, so you can also download Pamela’s presentation and Kelly’s presentation, as well as Tony’s photos. The time markers below can be used to jump around to different sections of the video

  • Start – Introduction by Bronwyn Starr
  • 4:55 – Pamela Koch’s presentation
  • 20:25 – Kelly Giordano’s presentation
  • 37:15 – Tony Hillery’s presentation
  • 42:25 – More panel discussion
  • 55:30 – Molly Hartmen, NYC Mayor’s Office of Food Policy
  • 57:50 – Open discussion and Q&A

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