Food Policy Coordinator for the City of New York and City Agency Food Standards, Executive Order No. 122 of 2008

Jurisdiction Name: New York
State/Province: NY
Country: United States
Type of Government: Municipality
Population: 8,175,133
Population Range: 1 million or more
Policy Links: PDF
Policy type: executive order
Year: 2008
GFC Topic: community food connections, community food production, community food security
Keywords: access, advisory board, advisory group, city agency food standards, food access, food assistance, food policy coordinator, food policy task force, food procurement, food standards, food support programs, healthy, healthy food, local, local food, local food procurement, procurement, staffing, standards, sustainability, task force
Adopting Government Department(s):

Mayor of the City of New York

Lead Implementing Entity(s): New York City Office of the Mayor, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York City Coordinator, all New York City agencies
Support Entity(s):

New York City Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York City Department of Education, New York City Human Resources Administration, New York City Office of the City Council Speaker, Council on the Environment of New York City

Funding Amount: not available
Funding Sources: not available
Policy Outcome(s):

established the Food Policy Coordinator position within the Office of the Mayor; established requirements and responsibilities of the Food Policy Coordinator; established the New York City Food Standards; mandated all New York City agencies to follow the standards for food purchased, prepared and/or served by the agency and/or agency contractors; NYC Food Standards include Meals/Snacks Purchased and Served (enacted September 2008; established sustainability recommendations in addition to other requirements); Beverage Vending Machines (enacted May 2009); Food Vending Machines (enacted December 2011); Meetings & Events (enacted March 2013); and Commissaries (enacted March 2013)

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