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A New Vision for Salt and Sugar Reduction

November 19, 2018

FPHNYC Staff

Around the holidays it can feel like sugary treats are there to tempt us at every turn. But this time of year, and all year round, it’s important to be mindful of the sugar we consume. Added sugars have become widespread in our food supply, and excess sugar consumption is harming our health nationwide. Even … Continue reading “A New Vision for Salt and Sugar Reduction”

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Farms at NYCHA – Bringing a Pilot Project Citywide

November 14, 2018

FPHNYC Staff

In the middle of a New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) complex, where there was once an empty lot, there is now a farm teeming with purple eggplants, rainbow chard, and okra. At six sites in four boroughs, Farms at NYCHA combines youth workforce development, healthy food access, community engagement, and sustainable open space activation. … Continue reading “Farms at NYCHA – Bringing a Pilot Project Citywide”

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Farewell and Thanks to Commissioner Mary T. Bassett

September 24, 2018

FPHNYC Staff

On behalf of the FPHNYC Board of Directors and Staff, I would like to acknowledge the departure of Commissioner Mary T. Bassett and thank her for her extraordinary leadership during the last four and a half years as both Commissioner of the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the President and Chair of … Continue reading “Farewell and Thanks to Commissioner Mary T. Bassett”

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Keeping NYC Students Healthy-Active Design in Schools

September 24, 2018

FPHNYC Staff

Soccer games have long dominated recess at P.S. 13’s (Clement C. Moore) blacktop, leaving some children sitting idle on the sidelines. The K-5 school wanted to make sure children uninterested in soccer still engaged in active play. The Active Design in Schools program at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC … Continue reading “Keeping NYC Students Healthy-Active Design in Schools”

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The Breakfast Club: Engaging Caregivers, Teachers, and Students through Nutrition Education

September 24, 2018

FPHNYC Staff

As back-to-school season begins, it’s good to remember that schools can serve as spaces to promote healthy habits. For residents of neighborhoods like East Harlem — where challenges such as poverty and lack of access to healthy foods put residents at higher risk for diabetes, hypertension and obesity — schools play an important role in … Continue reading “The Breakfast Club: Engaging Caregivers, Teachers, and Students through Nutrition Education”

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