Tag Archives: food

Successful Turnout at the Second Food Policy Summit

The Second Food Policy Summit turned out to be a great success.  The event exceeded attendance expectations.  Over 200 people came for the Just Lead/Info Fair and Public Forum which doubled our attendance from the first Summit.

The idea of food awareness is slowly spreading across the city.  Approximately 40 attendees were at the Policymaker Summit, 50 attendees at the Workshop, and about 60 people at the research table.

For more information about the Second Food Policy Summit, visit the following web sites:

New Food Policy Council Takes on Problems in the Local Food System – Buffalo News (10/23/2013) (pdf)

Students Make Nutritional Mark at Food Summit – Buffalo News (10/22/2013)

Students to Play a Key Role in Buffalo Food Policy Summit – Buffalo News Blog (10/22/2013)

Food for Thought…”Think about Food” – Buffalo Rising (10/14/2013)

Posted 10.28.2013

UB Students Study Food Environment in Jamestown, NY

A group of graduate students from the Masters of Urban Planning (MUP) program presented a plan to promote healthy food retail in Jamestown, New York. Students prepared the plan on behalf of the Chautauqua County Health Network’s Creating Healthy Places initiative which aims to make Jamestown, NY a healthier place to live, work, and play.

The project was funded by the New York State Department of Health. A recent news article about students’ presentation is available here.


Posted 12.17.2013