[SPN-Discussion] The Tisch Dish: Winter 2017 Newsletter from the Tisch Food Center

Claire Uno caraffel at gmail.com
Wed Feb 8 07:24:42 PST 2017

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The Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy cultivates research
about connections between a just, sustainable food system and healthy
eating and translates it into recommendations and resources for educators,
policy makers, and community advocates. The Center focuses on schools as
critical levers for learning and social change.

Immigration. Climate change. Workers rights. Business regulation.
International trade. A free and open exchange of ideas. Scientific
integrity. These issues are fundamental to our global food system. Yet
their future is unclear in this new political climate. The Tisch Food
Center's vision is a future where all people have the education, access,
and resources that empower them to choose healthy foods from a just,
sustainable food system. We are more committed than ever to joining our
colleagues across many fields to conduct research and promote policies that
support that vision in the face of our troubling and uncertain future.
Sincerely, Pam Koch
Executive Director
Research Spotlight

Exploring the Relationship Between Teacher Interest and Student Success in
Nutrition Education

A recent study in *Prevention Science
by Dr. Marissa Burgermaster and the Tisch Food Center team highlights the
important role teachers play in classroom nutrition education programs.
Read more here

Food Corps Evaluation Finds More Nutrition Education Related to Higher
Fruit and Vegetable Consumption
In 2015, the Tisch Food Center launched a partnership with FoodCorps, a
national organization that connects kids to healthy food in school, to lead
their evaluation study. The final report is in! Read key takeaways and see
the full report under "Completed Research" here.

  Policy Corner
For the past three years we have worked alongside NYC4CNR
and national partners
to advocate for a strong Child Nutrition Reauthorization (CNR). It now
looks like CNR will take a back seat as Congress turns its attention to the
Farm Bill. We are beginning to craft Farm Bill priorities, and we remain
committed to ensuring that federal child nutrition and nutrition education
programs remain intact and adequately funded.

We also continue to urge Mayor DeBlasio to include universal free lunch for
ALL NYC students in the FY18 budget. Read more at the Lunch4Learning

*Policy Analyst Julia McCarthy Responds to New York Times Article
on SNAP Purchases*

Her letter points out that a misleading headline obscures the truth about
our country's food system challenges. Read more here

Featured Resource


Dance Breaks

School districts across the country are updating their local wellness
policies this year based on the Healthy Hunger Free Kids guidelines.
Increased physical activity is a key component of many policies. Dance
Breaks are an easy and creative way to incorporate physical activity
throughout the school day. Check out how to use Dance Breaks and the
research behind them here

Recent News
Congratulations to Research Associate, Heewon Gray, on her new role at
University of South Florida as an Assistant Professor in the Department of
Community and Family Health, College of Public Health! She will be integral
in setting up a new diabetes program along with her own research. She will
be greatly missed by all of us.

Assistant Executive Director Claire Uno and Julia McCarthy were featured
guests on Eating Matters, a podcast about food system and policy, talking
about the intersection of nutrition education and food waste. Listen to the
full episode here

Pam Koch reflects on the state of nutrition education in her editorial for
the January issue of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. Read
more here

A recent article from *Inside Philanthropy* highlights our partnership with
the Tisch Illumination Fund. Read more here
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On January 18th, the French Consulate of NY hosted a panel on food
sustainability, featuring Executive Director, Pam Koch. Read more here

Check out Pam Koch's interview with NYC Food Policy Center to learn more
about her background, philosophies, prior work, and goals for the future.
Read more here

Congrats to TFC Alumni, Marissa Burgermaster, on winning the 2016 Call for
Proposals Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science Research Award. Read more

Upcoming Events

We are excited to partner again with Just Food and Farm School NYC for the
annual Just Food conference, hosted at Teachers College March 12th-13th.
Keynote speakers are Dr. Ricardo Salvador from the Union of Concerned
Scientists and Devita Davison from FoodLab Detroit. For more details and
registration information, click here

On March 15th at 12pm, Claire Uno and former Tisch Policy Scholar Ali Hard
are hosting an SNEB Webinar, "The Time is Right for Strong Advocacy on
Capitol Hill: Lessons and Insights from Policy Insiders." For more details
and registration information, click here

On April 29th in Washington, D.C., join us in supporting the NYC Food and
Agriculture contingency at the 2017 People's Climate March. To learn
more, click

The 50th annual SNEB conference will be held July 20-24th in Washington,
D.C. TFC faculty, staff, and alumni will be leading conference sessions on
advocacy and nutrition education in schools. For more details and
registration information, click here

Student Spotlights

The latest issue of *The Grapevine*
a student run publication in the Program in Nutrition, features pieces
written by TFC students ranging from recipes to articles on TC graduates
who advocate for nutrition human rights. Read the full magazine here

We want to extend a warm welcome to visiting scholar, Lorenza Sganzetta!
Learn more about her food policy interests by reading her interview here

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