Published by NYAM

Kimberly Libman, PhD, MPH, Lauren Beatty, MS, Michael Fiedler. MPH, Sharon Abbott, PhD, Dona Green, MBA, MAgS, MS, Linda Weiss, PhD

The seventh and final report in the “City Voices: New Yorkers on Health” series, “Food and Nutrition: Hard Truths about Eating Healthy” shows that while food stamps and food pantries are critical resources, they are falling short when it comes to helping low-income New Yorkers maintain healthy eating habits. The report is the result of surveys and focus groups conducted in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx, with residents representing more than 10 ethnic and cultural groups talking about the issues that have the greatest impact on their overall health and wellbeing. Community health advocates also express their views in a report that explores food insecurity and the ways that cultural differences may impact healthy eating habits. 

Read the City Voices report series