NYC Mayoral Food Forum

New York City’s mayoral election season is heating up. Amidst the controversies and politics, a new topic is emerging that has tremendous effect on the citizens of New York. Food is one of the most pressing topics today – access, production, distribution, and service – these all directly effect New Yorkers and all Americans.Recently our partners at Heritage Radio Network covered the NYC Mayoral Food Forum. Below is there coverage of the event.New-Picture-72

On July 17th, 2013, Dr. Marion Nestle moderated a discussion about food and health in New York City with six of NYC’s mayoral candidates. The event has been dubbed the NYC Mayoral Food Forum 2013, and HRN’s Sari Kamin is here to recap the event. Find out where some of NYC’s mayoral candidates stand on issues like childhood nutrition, access to school lunches, and local food. Hear from food professionals such as St. John’s Bread & Life’s Christy Robb, HRN’s Katy Keiffer, and Just Food’s Nadia Johnson! Are the candidates really securing good food for the city’s future? Find out this and more in this segment, and stay tuned for continued coverage of the mayoral race.

http://www.heritageradionetwork.org/episodes/4452-NYC-Mayoral-Candidate-Food-Forum-Recap

About Janani Lee

After completing her BA degree in Dance and Religious Studies at Wesleyan University, Janani spent time farming and working in kitchens in California and Hawaii. In May 2013 she graduated from NYU with a masters in Food Studies with a focus on Food Systems. She is interested in urban farming, arts education, and food policy.