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Community Action, Community Learning: Reflections on the Nutrition Education Network Panel

On January 25th, the Community Food Action Staff attended the NYC Nutrition Education Network's discussion on “Food Apartheid and the Systemic Racism in the Food System.” Since we at CFA envision ourselves to be an ...


“We Measure What We Value”: Food Educators Rally at City Hall for Nutrition Education Bill

Food advocates came together in January to support a bill introduced in the New York City Council to mandate reporting on food and nutrition education in public schools. This bill is a rare opportunity to ...


Spinach, Carrots, Broccoli, Oh My! – A Salad Bar Tale

By Selma Nuñez, FoodCorps Member There is excitement galore behind the introduction of healthy eating to children and staff alike. Successfully advocating for the introduction of a salad bar, has been one of many action plan ...


Feeding the People and Not the Landfills

By Maria Caicedo, Cooking and Gardening Coordinator This year at the 170 Farm Stand, we became an official Grow NYC food scraps drop-off site. Excited for the possibilities to encourage community members to give us their ...


Bringing Youth Power to the NESAWG Conference

By Charlene Francois, Youth and Farm Stand Coordinator This past Thursday, our Youth Leaders attended the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Working Group (NESAWG) "It Takes a Region" Conference  in Philadelphia. NESAWG is a network of organizations involved ...


Cabbage Hands and Purtato Heads

By Maria Caicedo, Cooking and Gardening Coordinator I believe that teaching kids through food is not only valuable but indispensable. Farmers Markets for Kids workshops create a space for conversation about, and interaction with, healthy foods; ...


The Fresh Producers – Breaking Down Local with Farm Stand Customers

By Abelyna Gonzalez, Crew Leader, 170 Farm Stand This season we are trying new ways to spread the message that everyone should get their food at farmers markets. With support from my supervisor, I facilitated a ...


Reflections on Systems Leadership

By Taisy Conk For five years, I have had the privilege of overseeing New Settlement’s food justice work, first through Communities for Healthy Food and now as Community Food Action. Amidst the disparate day-to-day requirements of ...


The Bronx and food: A story of optimism

By Rachel Osei-Owusu, 2018 Cashin Fellow The Bronx, particularly the south Bronx has a complex relationship to food as the poorest urban congressional district in the US. Here you find busy neighborhoods with people of all ages, immigrants and citizens alike, ...


Crew Leaders get Rooted in Community

By Charlene Francois Although our Crew Leaders (second year Youth Leaders) are busy with the 170 Farm Stand, they still found time to attend Rooted in Community’s Summer Youth Summit in Millerton, New York. The Rooted ...


Upcoming Events

Mon 25

Mini-Course on Food Education for PS 42 Teachers

February 25 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Thu 28

PS 294 Campus Pantry Distribution

February 28 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Thu 28

Family Fitness Night at PS 42

February 28 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Mar 07

PS 294 Campus Pantry Distribution

March 7 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm


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