Archive for October, 2013

La Marqueta East Harlem Harvest Festival: Spooking the Community Into Having a Healthier Halloween

October 31, 2013 | News

The Nutrition Club in partnership with The Food Policy Center demonstrated how to have a healthier Halloween on Sunday, October 27th at the La Marqueta East Harlem Harvest Festival. Demonstrating festive, healthy treats for parents and children alike, Nutrition Club volunteers distributed two crates of apples from the Corbin Hill CSA in the form of […]

CUNY SPH and Hunter College Helps Take a Bite Into Food Day

October 31, 2013 | News

Students, staff and faulty gathered in the Silberman campus (119th and 3rd in East Harlem) lobby on Wednesday, October 23rd for their very own Big Apple Crunch during which participants took a simultaneous bite out of an apple in celebration of Food Day (10/24/13). Throughout the day, Nutrition Club volunteers distributed over 1,200 apples donated […]


October 30, 2013 | News

The Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine published “Lessons from Hurricane Sandy: a Community Response in Brooklyn, New York,” authored by four students, Graduate Center, CUNY School of Public Health — Michael T. Schmeltz, Sonia K. González, Liza Fuentes, and Amy Kwan. Liza Fuentes Sonia K. González Amy Kwan Michael […]

Health Department and CUNY School of Public Health Launch NYC Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

October 16, 2013 | Featured

October 16, 2013 – The New York City Health Department and the CUNY School of Public Health today announced that they are conducting the second New York City Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NYC HANES). From now until early next year, adults from 3,000 randomly selected NYC households will be asked to answer survey questions and […]

Dr. Lorna Thorpe in NY Daily News.. 3,000 households will be receiving free health tests as a city survey

October 14, 2013 | Featured

Congratulations Dr. Lorna Thorpe on leading the NYS HANES project. “Officials from the Health Department and CUNY School of Public Health, who are conducting the survey with foundation and grant monies, are hoping others will share Picciano’s enthusiasm. The new study will also try to measure for kidney disease and check for the human papillomavirus, […]