Posted on July 16, 2021
To fund the Youth Food Advocates initiative in which New York City high school youth take on food systems inequities including school food appeal, cafeteria environments, access to culturally-appropriate food, and lack of a major communications initiative to change the historically pervasive negative image of school food. The Advocates will meet weekly to build understanding of the City Council and Board of Education and their roles in school food. They will learn how to meet and work with decision-makers and other stakeholders, conduct policy issue analysis, plan campaign goals and strategies, build community cohesion, and work in a coalition. They will connect with their schools’ principals, school food managers, and cafeteria staff to tailor solutions to school food challenges in each of their schools.