Brief Innovations in NYC Health and Human Services Policy: Food Policy
Maeve E. Gearing, Theresa Anderson
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In his 12 years as mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg made food policy a top priority. His administration's innovative programs focused on increasing awareness of and access to healthy food, improving the nutrition of food served or provided by the city, enhancing food support and addressing hunger, and supporting sustainable food systems. Different factors either promoted or impeded the implementation of these various food policies. This brief is one in a series examining selected social service initiatives undertaken during the Bloomberg administration.
Research Areas Neighborhoods, cities, and metros Social safety net
Tags Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Hunger and food assistance Federal urban policies Families with low incomes