[SPN-Discussion] The Tisch Dish: Spring 2018 Newsletter from the Tisch Food Center

Claire Uno caraffel at gmail.com
Fri May 11 07:05:16 PDT 2018

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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.

The farm bill draft from the House Agriculture committee is a disaster.
This bill would leave millions of Americans without critical food
assistance, gut conservation programs that help farmers and the
environment, and make major and potentially disruptive changes to our
nation's largest nutrition education programs. We will continue to demand a
better farm bill alongside our colleagues and supportive legislators. We
urge you to do the same.

On a brighter note, I am delighted to be the incoming Vice President for
the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior. I will work tirelessly to
advocate for the importance of nutrition education and its role in building
sustainable food systems, creating healthy people and communities, and
working toward racial equity and social justice.

Pam Koch, Executive Director
*Research Spotlight*

*New: Position Statement on Integrated, Comprehensive Nutrition in Schools *

Food and nutrition play an integral role in schools from the cafeteria to
the classroom to gardens and beyond according to a position paper
co-authored by Dr. Isobel Contento, with the Academy of Nutrition and
Dietetics, School Nutrition Association, and Society for Nutrition
Education and Behavior. Read more here

*Nutrition Education Programs in NYC Schools:*

A new Tisch Food Center report
shows 44%
of New York City public schools lack external nutrition education
programming, and highlights key opportunities to ensure ALL NYC students
have access to great nutrition education including increased collaboration,
coordination, and investment. Read what *Edible Manhattan
*and* City Limits
to say about the report. Check out our accompanying nutrition education
programs database here

*Two new journal articles from Tisch Food Center researchers:*

A new study
in *Translational Behavioral Medicine* challenges the “one size fits all”
approach to childhood obesity prevention programs. Read more here

A new study
in the *Maternal and Child Health Journal* suggests targeted communication
methods for helping parents overcome the unique challenges they face in
creating healthy food environments for their children. Read more here
*Policy Corner*


On March 15th, Tisch Food Center staff joined with Good Food For All
Coalition members for a farm bill advocacy day on Capitol Hill.

On Tuesday, April 24th, Tisch Food Center staff traveled to D.C. to
participate in a farm bill advocacy day with partners from the American
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, American Society for Nutrition, The
Food Trust, and the Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior. Read more


*New York State*: Thanks to the amazing work from our coalition partners
with New York Grown Food for New York Kids, the new New York state budget
gives an extra $0.25 per meal reimbursement for K-12 schools that purchase
30 percent of their lunch ingredients from New York farms. This is four
times the amount that is currently provided per meal. The budget also
doubles current Farm to School grants. Read more here

*Federal*: The Tisch Food Center submitted comment to USDA and
HHS regarding the development of the 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for
Americans. We urged the agencies to broaden the scope of the proposed
process and ensure that it is based in the best science. Read more here
*On the Ground*

Our new *online database
it quick and easy to find all of the school-based nutrition education
programs offered in New York City (the subject of our latest report, *A is
for Apple
Search by grades, program components, topics, languages, timing, and/or
borough to connect with nutrition educators or research the city's amazing
offerings. Find it here

*Recent News*

*February 7, *our partner Lynn Fredericks of FamilyCook Productions was at
the Teaching Kitchen Collaborative presenting joint research conducted with
the Tisch Food Center on the impact that learning how to cook has on
adolescents' diet, lifestyle and weight management over time.

*February 27, *Claire Uno participated in Teachers College's Making a
Difference #TakeActionTuesday event advocating to support Farm to School in
the New York State budget.

*March 20*, Pam Koch was on the Interdisciplinary Civic Engagement Panel
part of Making a Difference #TakeActionTuesday event discussing why and how
teachers and school staff can bring school lunch to the table as a key part
of the school day.

*March 25*, the Tisch Food Center hosted Just Food's annual conference at
Teachers College. Read more here

*April 7*, Pam Koch spoke on a panel, A Climate for Change
Teachers College's Academic Festival X.

Check out what the LI Herald had to say about her talk in a piece
called "Nutrition
101 or How to Save the Planet."

*April 25-27*, Pam Koch was at Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Healthy
Eating Research Conference to present results of "A Pilot Study Exploring
the Effects of *S*chool *T*ransformation *A*nd *R*edesign of *Cafe*terias

*April 25-27*, Claire Uno presented "*Farm* (*Bill) to Cafeteria*:
Advocating for Change" at the National Farm to Cafeteria conference along
with colleagues from the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition.

*April 30*, Pam Koch spoke on a Food and Education Policy
at NYU, discussing the importance of integrating healthy school lunch with
nutrition education with a focus on how to do this equitably in NYC's
highly segregated schools.

*May 10*, Pam Koch was on a panel at Manhattan Country School's Food
Justice Forum with fellow panelist and sustainable food system hero, the
Honorable Chellie Pingree (Congresswoman D-Maine).

*Upcoming Events  *

July 21-24: Tisch Food Center staff will be at the Society for Nutrition
Education & Behavior conference presenting on our evaluation of Wellness in
the Schools, as well as our recent *Empowered Eaters* and *A is for Apple*
reports. Read more about the reports here

*Student Spotlights*

A huge congratulations to all of the Master's and Doctoral Program in
Nutrition students graduating this spring! We can't wait to see what you do
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Claire Uno, MLIS

Deputy Director, Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy

Teachers College Columbia University, Program in Nutrition

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