‘Historically, city agencies have been too siloed and funding for programs too disparate to create meaningful improvements to people’s health. I believe Eric Adams is the mayor to change that.’
Researchers created a filterable database of nutrition education programs that are active in the city.
Hoping to counter fanciful marketing, debunk nutrition myths and encourage the consumption of healthy foods, nonprofits have teamed up with vendors to channel the desire for better health in New York’s low-income communities.
Every year about 1,200 New York City youth age out of foster care. Among many challenges they face is developing good eating habits and finding and affording the nutritious food needed to practice them.
Advocates hope access to healthy food, expanding school breakfast and ways to address hunger and the forces that drive it are issues that candidates for city office will be forced to discuss between now and Election Day.
The posting of calorie counts at chain restaurants, which New York pioneered, is going national. But it’s unclear that knowing the numbers guides consumers to eat less or healthier.
Two of the young athlete-advocates from the Bronx’s Mary Mitchell Center demonstrate how a simple park bench can be the key to your plan to get in shape—and talk about their broader work to make the Bronx a healthier place.
A city program of tax and zoning incentives for new or revamped supermarkets has provided shoppers in several neighborhoods with more options, although its impact on health outcomes is unclear so far.
Asamia Diaby and Jarrett Murphy |
For the second time in four years, a city comptroller has faulted the city school system for failing to provide adequate physical education—but been unable to assess the full scope of the issue because of gaps in the data.