Policy Briefings

Innovative Practices: Model Programs in New York City School Food

November 20, 2012
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Event Details

CCC’s Policy Briefing, Innovative Practices: Model Programs in New York City School Food, provided information about model school meal and nutrition education programming currently being implemented in schools and communities throughout New York City. Panelists discussed the challenges of and best practices for working with youth, school staff, and families in ensuring public school students have access to healthy food. Read more about the policy briefing in our blog.

The policy briefing brought together experts to discuss:

  • The New York City Department of Education’s Office of School Foods’ work to provide over a million public school children with healthy meals on a daily basis
  • Innovative nutrition education programs for the classroom and after-school programs
  • The benefits of school garden programs, and their establishment in New York City public schools
  • Model practices for engaging and educating parents about School Meals

Speakers included:

  • Stephen O’Brien, Director of Food and Food Support, SchoolFood, NYC Department of Education
  • Jeannie Fournier, Director of Nutrition & Health Education, Food Bank for New York City
  • Julianne Schrader, Director, Citywide School Gardens Initiative, Grow to Learn NYC
  • Nancy Romer, General Coordinator, Brooklyn Food Coalition


Event Location

105 East 22nd Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10010
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