Tuesday, April 17th, 2012, 5-7pm
Location:Room LL 107, Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, Health Sciences Center, 701 W. 168th Street, New York, NY
Myths abound with respect to the benefits of eating a “raw food” diet, but I think we can all agree that at the heart of any raw meal is some really delicious produce. Cue the NYC Green Cart Program, established in 2008 to provide start-up support for local vendors who wish to sell fresh fruits and vegetables in neighborhoods across New York City. FPOP thought this would be an excellent opportunity to showcase the fruits of their labor. On April 17th, 2012, our Cook 4 Health team will prepare a raw food dish for the audience (along with a discussion about the good and the bad of raw food), to be followed by a screening of “Apple Pushers,” an award-winning documentary about the immigrant street vendors rolling fresh produce into some of NYC’s poorest neighborhoods.
FPOP members joined with our NYCFoodEDU colleagues to watch the food experts at “TedX: Changing the Way We Eat” discuss issues related to food access, sustainability, and promoting healthier eating. This was one of the many TedXManhattan viewing party meet-ups held around the country.
Networking Hour at Jimmy No. 43′s
We are proud to be a founding member of the newly established NYC Student Food Collaborative, a collective of graduate students from academic programs throughout NYC focused on food policy initiatives. The group is simple in mission: NYCFoodEDU seeks to connect students throughout NYC’s 5 boroughs to encourage change at a greater, city-wide level and to provide networking opportunities. The collaborative will meet periodically through happy hours around the city to provide a space for such connections.