“The nature of the global crisis is changing,” said David Nabarro, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General on Food and Nutrition. “It’s not just a food crisis. It’s not just a hunger crisis. It’s the interplay between food, energy, and finance. Needs are greater while response capacity is lower. We need social protection, life-saving nutrition, and resilience building."
The panels included experts from AGRA, World Bank, World Vision International, Feeding America, International Rescue Committee, and more. These leaders shared information about initiatives and strategies to create opportunities for alignment, better coordination, and potential partnerships on SDG2.
“We are proud to have been a part of this important event, and we hope it leads to more collaborations with SDG2 Advocacy Hub and their efforts,” said Lisa Sasson, associate dean for global affairs and experiential learning and clinical professor of nutrition and food studies at Steinhardt. “We believe this is something, not only as educators but also as food consumers and citizens of the world, that we should be involved in to explore what we can do to make a difference with the global crisis around food insecurity and inequity.”
Scott Alves Barton (PhD '16) spent a career working as a chef, then turned his attention to food studies.
Study finds SNAP-eligible families less likely to buy fresh foods—and sweets—when grocery shopping online
Supported by a grant from Healthy Eating Research, the study found that 70% of shoppers were less likely to buy fresh fruits and vegetables, as well as meat and seafood, when shopping online than in person.
NYU Steinhardt Joins Launch of the Jameel Arts & Health Lab/Lancet Global Series on Health Benefits of the Arts
The Jameel Arts & Health Lab will lead the "Lancet" Global Series in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO).