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Food Insecurity in NYC Panel THIS TUESDAY!

November 15, 2010
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From low-income neighborhoods in the U.S. to developing countries, the inability to find affordable, nutritious food is increasingly occupying the attention of policy leaders around the world. In New York City alone, 3.3 million people are food insecure, meaning they do not have access at all times to enough food to lead an active, healthy life. Please join the Wagner Policy Alliance, the Wagner Food Policy Alliance, and the Wagner Health Network for a panel exploring the problem of food insecurity as it exists in local neighborhoods and communities throughout New York City.The panel will focus on programs and approaches including food stamps, emergency food resources, school meals, and urban farming, to meet short-term food & nutrition needs as well as eliminate hunger, obesity and other health issues in the long-term. Panelists will discuss successes and challenges with implementing these programs on a systemic, neighborhood-wide level and suggest recommendations going forward.

Sabrina Baronberg, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene http://www.familyfarmedexpo.com/biosabrinabaronberg.html

Jim Wengler, NYC Coalition Against Hunger
http://www.nyccah.org/aboutus/coalition-staff

Philip Malebranche, NYC Coalition Against Hunger

Moderated by Beth Weitzman, Associate Dean of Faculty and Academic Affairs, Professor of Health and Public Policy at Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/nutrition/faculty_bios/view/Beth_Weitzman

Also, don’t forget to RSVP!  http://wagner.nyu.edu/events/wpa-11-16-2010
Please join us for the discussion. The panel will begin at 6:45pm. Looking forward to it.

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