Issues: Nutrition

Protecting Our Children’s Health & Nutrition

Majority Passes Child Health Plus And School Meals Enrollment Coordination Act of 2011

June 21, 2010
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INCREASING INNER-CITY ACCESS TO FRESH FARM PRODUCE

Senate Passes Klein Bill to Help NYS Local Farmers Deliver Produce in Urban Areas

 

ALBANY, NY – State Senator and Deputy Majority Leader Jeffrey D. Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) announced on Monday that the Senate passed his legislation to increase New Yorkers’ access to fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables. Klein’s bill (S.6203/NYS Assembly same-as A.6408/Ortiz) authorizes the NYS Urban Development Corporation to offer loans and grants to local and regional farmers, making it easier for them to distribute and transport produce to grocery stores and green markets.

June 14, 2010
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Mothers: Know Your Rights!

In late 2009 I sponsored and pushed through Legislation (S1107) to establish a Breastfeeding Mothers’ Bill of Rights. All too often women are made to feel ashamed when they breastfeed, which can lead them to quit breastfeeding their babies prematurely.

My Breastfeeding Mother’s Bill of Rights is common-sense legislation that empowers and supports new mothers by providing them with the information they need prior to, and after they give birth so they can make the best decisions for their child and themselves.

June 9, 2010
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Op-Ed- Helping Restaurants Help the Hungry by Senator Suzi Oppenheimer

Every night, millions of men, women and children in New York go to bed hungry.  The Food Bank Association of New York, a consortium of regional food banks throughout the state, estimates that in 2010, close to three million New Yorkers will receive emergency food assistance from food banks, soup kitchens, shelters and other emergency feeding programs.

June 7, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Health Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Health Senator Thomas K. Duane, Chair 12 Noon, Tuesday, May 25, 2010 Room 123 CAP

May 25, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Committee Meeting: Health Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Health Senator Thomas K. Duane, Chair 12 Noon, Tuesday, May 11, 2010 Room 123 CAP

May 11, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Committee Meeting: Health Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Health Senator Thomas K. Duane, Chair 12 Noon, Tuesday, April 27, 2010 Room 123 CAP

Agenda notes: The committee will consider the following nominations: Carla Boutin-Foster, MD, MS: Member, Public Health Council, and Chair and Member, Minority Health Council. John A. D'Anna, MD, MPH: Member, Administrative Review Board for Professional Medical Conduct. Gordon W. Felt: Member, State Camp Safety Advisory Council. Lori V. Quigley, PhD: Member, Minority Health Council.

April 27, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Aubertine Bill Promotes Food Donations to Charities, Protects Restaurants, Farms From Worrisome Liability

Senate votes unanimously to pass food donation bill that limits liability for good faith donations

April 8, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Health Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Health Senator Thomas K. Duane, Chair 12 Noon, Tuesday, March 9, 2010 Room 123 CAP

March 9, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Espada, Community Organization Launch Anti-Obesity Campaign

Press Contact: Steve Mangione 914-403-4072 (mobile)"Throughout New York City, and more so in the Bronx, record numbers of children are being diagnosed with obesity and related chronic illnesses..."

February 19, 2010
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Committee Meeting: Health Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Health Senator Thomas K. Duane, Chair 12 Noon, Tuesday, February 23, 2010 Room 123 CAP

The committee will consider the following nominations: Wellington Y. Liu, MD, Member, Board of Visitors of Helen Hayes Hospital. Martin C. Wortendyke, Member, Board of Visitors of Helen Hayes Hospital.

February 23, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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February 2, 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
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Testimony, Photos and Video from the Senate Health Committee Hearing on Food Policy in New York State

On Friday, January 22, Senator Thomas K. Duane held a public hearing of the Senate Health Committee on the topic of Food Policy in New York State.  Senator Duane was joined by at the hearing, held in New York City, by Health Committee ranking member Kemp Hannon and Senator Martin Golden.

The hearing brought together representatives from health care industry and public health experts, and the food and beverage industries as well as consumers and hunger advocates to receive input and listen to feedback on three policy approaches to combating obesity in New York State:

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January 26, 2010
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Senator Duane to Host Hearing on Food Policy In New York State

Senator Thomas K. Duane, Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Health, will hold a public hearing at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 22, to examine the legislative actions New York State might take to address the epidemic of obesity in America. Three policy approaches have been proposed for addressing this issue:(1)  Calorie Labeling would require chain restaurants to post the caloric value of all items on their menus;

January 21, 2010
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Senator Savino Partakes in Holiday Gift Giving at Project Hospitality Dinner

(Staten Island) State Senator Diane Savino and Joseph Fontano, Vice President Retail Wholesale and Department Store Union, local 338, will present Executive Director of Project Hospitality, Terry Troia with two gift cards.  The gift cards of $250 each, one is from King Kullen Supermarkets and the other gift card is for use at A&P Supermarkets.  Retail Wholesale and Department Store Union, local 338 also donated a $500 gift card to Project Hospitality from their members.  Project Hospitality will use these gift cards to purchase food for their annual Christm

December 31, 2009
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Public Hearing: Sen. Duane Announces Public Hearing on Food Policy in New York State

SENATE STANDING COMMITTEE ON HEALTH

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

 

SUBJECT:      Food policy in New York State

PURPOSE:     To learn about how food policy changes can affect public health

 

New York City Friday

January 22, 11 AM

January 22, 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Senator Diane Savino Volunteers at MASBIA Soup Kitchen in Celebration of Rosh Hashana

Thursday, September 17, Senator Diane Savino joined Brooklyn elected officials at the MASBIA kosher soup kitchen, in serving food to the needy, as they prepared for Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year.

December 11, 2009
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Senator Savino Holds Turkey Giveaway

(Staten Island)—Thursday, November 19th, Senator Diane J.

November 25, 2009
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