Bronx Health REACH Quoted in NYC Press Release as Mayor Adams Unveils Food Education Roadmap to Promote Healthier School Communities Across New York City
On Tuesday, June 6, 2023, New York City Mayor Eric Adams, New York City Department of Education (DOE) Chancellor David C. Banks, and Mayor’s Office of Food Policy (MOFP) Executive Director Kate MacKenzie unveiled “Prioritizing Food Education in Our Public Schools: A Path to Developing a Healthy Next Generation” — a comprehensive roadmap to improving food education in New York City’s public school system. The report identifies specific goals, strategies, and key performance indicators that will ensure students across the city learn healthy eating habits, and how each component of our food system interacts with the climate, economy, and local community. Bronx Health REACH was one of the many organizations that was quoted in the announcement: “Bronx Health REACH is excited about the Food Education Roadmap that will enable all students across the city to receive food and nutrition education,” said Charmaine Ruddock, director, Bronx Health Reach. “This is an important step towards ensuring nutrition education is equitably provided across the city, establishing healthy eating habits among children. The impact of this will go a long way towards addressing diet-related health disparities which disproportionately impact children in the Bronx.”
You can read the full press release and watch video of the event.