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    The Food Metrics Report provides an annual snapshot of a variety of City initiatives related to food. Read the 2020 report to learn what we've done to strengthen the local food system for everyone.

    Download the 2020 Report (PDF)

Free School Lunch For All
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    The New York City Department of Education (DOE) is pleased to announce that starting this school year, lunch is now completely free for all students in every New York City public school. Breakfast is already provided for free and now all meals will be served at no charge to families.

    Read the Press release

    See what’s on the menu at School Food

Health Bucks
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    Health Bucks are $2 coupons that can be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables at all New York City farmers' markets. All farmers' markets that accept Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits will give one Health Buck coupon to each customer for every $5 spent using Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) all year-round.

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New York Thursdays
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Building Healthy Communities

Building Healthy Communities

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    Building Healthy Communities will work with 11 City agencies and private partners to address inequities and improve community health outcomes in 12 NYC neighborhoods by improving opportunities for physical activity; increasing access to nutritious and affordable food; and promoting public safety.

    Visit the BHC website to learn more


The NYC Food Policy website was created to share information about how the Mayor’s Office of Food Policy works to increase food security, promote access to and consumption of healthy foods, and support economic opportunity and environmental sustainability in the food system.

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