The Adelphi University-Sustainable Long Island Food System Report Card, completed earlier this year, forms the basisfor the program’s discussion. The goal of the “Report Card” was to create a baseline profile of Long Island’s food system for purposes of evaluating viability and sustainability. In a multi-decade review, the “Report Card” found trouble spots -- including the declining number of farms, food manufacturers and wholesalers -- to be threatening Long Island’s economic, environmental and social outlook. Meanwhile, New York consumers are spending a greater share of their annual household expenses on food and, with the economic downturn, enrollment in the Food Stamp or Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program has increased over 110 % in both Nassau and Suffolk Counties.
According to Exploring Critical Issues host, Adelphi University President Dr. Robert A. Scott: “The program explores the results of the study and the implications for public health policy and services. The complete details on the Food System Report Card is available through the Adelphi University website.”
Joining Dr. Scott for the discussion are guests: Sustainable Long Island Executive Director Amy Engel; Adelphi University’s Dr. Sarah Eichberg, Director of Community Research, Institute for Social Research and Community Engagement/Vital Signs; Dr. Melanie Bush, Associate Professor of Sociology; and Dr. Tonya Samuel, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing and Public Health.
“Food Inequality & Public Health” airs over two weeks in New York and Connecticut on Cablevision 29 (Long Island) and 137 (CT and NY area outside of Long Island), FiOS 296 (NY and Fairfield, CT), and streaming simultaneously at www.telecaretv.org on airdates and times as follows:
Saturdays, December 21 and December 28 at 10:00 PM
Sundays, December 22 and December 29 at 7:00 AM
Wednesdays, December 25 and January 2 at 1:30 PM
Thursdays, December 26 and January 2 at 10:30 PM
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Exploring Critical Issues: Food Inequality & Public Health
Joining Adelphi University President Dr. Robert A. Scott (center) for a discussion on the results of The Adelphi University-Sustainable Long Island Food System Report Card -- a baseline profile of Long Island’s food system for purposes of evaluating viability and sustainability -- and the effect on public health policies are guests (l to r): Dr. Melanie E. Bush, Adelphi University Associate Professor of Sociology; Dr. Sarah Eichberg, Director of Community Research, Adelphi University Institute for Social Research and Community Engagement/Vital signs; Amy Engel, Executive Director, Sustainable Long Island; and Dr. Tonya D. Samuel, Assistant Professor, Adelphi University College of Nursing and Public Health. This latest program in the televised series Exploring Critical Issues begins airing for a two-week cyle on Cablevision and FiOS on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 10:00 PM. For a complete schedule visit www.telecare.org or www.adelphi.edu.
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