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Green Carts: Bringing Healthy Food to New Yorkers

Green Carts: Bringing Healthy Food to New Yorkers

New York City’s Green Cart Initiative brings fresh fruits and vegetables into low-income neighborhoods where access to healthy food has historically been limited. In 2008, the City established the new Green Cart permit so that vendors are able to sell …

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, Healthy, Affordable Food

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New York City Budget is a Big Win for Children!

In the early morning hours of June 26th, while most of the city’s 1.8 million children were likely sleeping, the City Council voted to adopt a budget for Fiscal Year 2015. The Fiscal Year 2015 Adopted Budget is poised to make New York City a better pla …

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, Child Welfare, Early Childhood Education, Education, Financial Stability, Health and Mental Health, Healthy, Affordable Food, Housing and Homelessness, Juvenile Justice, Youth Services

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Free Summer Meals for All NYC Children Start This Friday!

The Summer Meals program kicks off on Friday, June 27th, and runs through August 29th. All New York City children under age 18 can get breakfast and lunch for free – no forms or identification required. This summer, there are over 1000 Summer Meals sit …

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Turning the Tide of NYC’s Educational Outcomes

Turning the Tide of NYC’s Educational Outcomes

A recent column in the New York Times by Dr. Robert Balfanz of Johns Hopkins University sheds light on the troubling disparities that exist in our country’s education system. The article discusses national data that is strikingly similar to what we see …

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June is National Fruit and Vegetable Month!

June is National Fruit and Vegetable Month!

Have you ever noticed how fruits and vegetables make up the colors of a rainbow? By using a rainbow as a guide, parents and caretakers can make eating fruits and vegetables fun for children and ensure that they benefit from the wide range of vitamins a …

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