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  • Writer's pictureNatalya Murakhver

Updates and Opportunities from the Food-Ed Hub

Hi team!

As some of you may know, we helped advocate last year for the creation of the Food-Ed Hub, which was funded by City Council for this year. (YAY!)

The Food-Ed Hub, housed at the Tisch Food Center at Columbia, now acts as a formal structure to foster collaboration and coordination among Food-Ed organizations, helping to align resources, increase efficiency, avoid duplication of effort, and identify best practices that can be brought to scale.

They send out weekly updates that always have a ton of information that may be helpful to you all so I am included it below.

Ag in the Classroom is hosting two "Growing Agricultural Educational" meetings next week in Manhattan and Brooklyn.  School administrators, guidance counselors, faculty, and community stakeholders who work in schools and are interested in starting an agricultural education program may attend. 

Wednesday, November 20, Manhattan Registration: Thursday, November 21, Brooklyn Registration:

Harlem Neighborhood Health Action Center is hosting a Health in Action workshop for community stakeholders on 11/20, 2:00-4:00 pm at 158 E. 115th St. New York, NY.  The workshop will take a deep dive into free data sources and how that data can be strategically  used, including in grant proposals and evaluations. Register here.

Equity Advocates and 21 in '21, an organization working to elect 21 women to the NYC Council in 2021, are co-hosting a panel conversation on food policy, "The Future of Food: How New York City Council Shapes New York's Food Policy."  RSVP here for the event, Wednesday, November 20th, 6:30-8:30, 402 E. 140th St., Bronx.

GreenThumb Youth Leadership Councils Program is hosting three opportunities for youth to volunteer in community gardens on 11/21, 11/23 and 11/25 in the Bronx (Melrose/Claremont) and Brooklyn (East NY).  Greenthumb's Youth Leadership Council offers students 12-21 the opportunity to learn leadership skills and gain experience through work in local gardens. The contact for these opportunities is Rasheed Hislop (, (212) 602-5308). 

NYC DOE is hosting "Sustainability Outside the Lens of Science" for NYC DOE district and charter staff to learn about how sustainability can be applied to a variety of instructional opportunities (see flyer). This is a free event with catered lunch. Educators may receive up to six (6) CTLE credits for attending Friday, December 13, 2019, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

The Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (SNEB) Foundation offers scholarships to help educators attend SNEB's Annual Conference. Recipients can receive up to $500 to attend and  need not be an SNEB member. Use this link  to submit your application before March 1, 2020

Funding Opportunities

DOE Sustainability has extended its the grant deadline to support Environmental Education (see flyer). The application must be submitted by a DOE employee by EOD on November 26, 2019.

Job Opportunities

The NYC Department of Health’s Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention is looking to hire two Registered Dietitian Nutrition Consultants to join our team working with child care centers throughout NYC. The job description can also be found here on the Fund for Public Health NYC website.  Other positions are available on the Fund’s website.


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