“NYC Public Housing (NYCHA) Farms – A Twist on Urban Agriculture”

December 7, 2016

NYC Food Policy

The Farms at NYCHA program was created through a partnership between NYCHA, Green City Force, The Fund for Public Health in New York City, and The NYC Mayor’s Office, and will be funded for at least three years. Read more on NYC Food Policy >

New York State Department of Health Announces $7.2 Million to Promote, Protect and Support Breastfeeding

November 21, 2016


FPHNYC received $1.2M from the New York State Department of Health to establish Breastfeeding Friendly community support networks for families from pregnancy through infancy to increase breastfeeding initiation, exclusivity, and duration.  Read more >

“City Initiative Aims to Build Healthy Communities with Gardens, Farmers Markets and More”

November 11, 2016

Edible Manhattan

The program’s roots are in community building within New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) complexes, which will host urban farms, farmers markets and health classes. Read more on Edible Manhattan >

“In accepting Calderone prize, Bassett highlights racism’s impact on public health”

October 26, 2016

Politico New York

Dr. Mary Bassett, New York City’s health commissioner and the head of FPHNYC’s Board of Directors, accepted the Frank A. Calderone prize, given to those who make a “transformational contribution in the field of public health.”  Read more on Politico New York >

“New York City’s Trans Fat Restrictions Ten Years Later”

October 18, 2016

Sonia Angell, MD, MPH, Health Affairs

Almost 10 years have passed since the New York City (NYC) Board of Health took an unprecedented step and amended the City Health Code to restrict the use of trans fat in NYC restaurants. This move would be followed by similar actions across the country, contributing to mounting evidence that trans fat could, and should, be eliminated from our food supply. Read more on Health Affairs >